Monday, February 20, 2012

Don't be anxious.

"Rejoice in the Lord always;
again I will say, Rejoice.
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.
 The Lord is at hand;
 do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
 whatever is honorable, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
 whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
What you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me- practice these things,
and the God of peace will be with you."
Philippians 4:4-9

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pray and Give Thanks

"One never comes to any final terms with mystery--not in this life, anyway. We keep asking the same unanswerable questions and wondering why the explanations are not forthcoming. We doubt God. We are anxious about everything when we have been told quite clearly to be anxious about nothing. Instead of stewing we are supposed to pray and give thanks."
-Elisabeth Elliot