for October 8, 2023
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The Letter to the Philippians Chapter Four v- Four thru Seven
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!5 Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. 6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7 Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Reducing anxiety in following Jesus Christ can be achieved through various practices and attitudes. First and foremost is your daily practice, prayer and proclamation leads to effective prayer and meditation: Regularly spend time in prayer, seeking guidance, and surrendering your worries to God. Engage in meditation on Scripture, focusing on passages that bring comfort and reassurance. Then, trust in God's plan: Remind yourself that God is in control and has a perfect plan for your life. Trust in His wisdom and timing, knowing that He works all things together for your good (Romans 8:28). Always seek community and support by surrounding yourself with fellow believers who can encourage and uplift you in your faith journey. Join a Bible study group or connect with a local church community to find support and accountability. Remember to focus on gratitude by cultivating a heart of thankfulness for the blessings and provisions that God has given you. Regularly express gratitude to God for His love, grace, and faithfulness.
Now, surrender your worries: Instead of trying to control every aspect of your life, surrender your worries and anxieties to God. Trust that He will provide for your needs and guide you through any challenges that may arise. Constantly practice self-care by making sure you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Get enough rest, eat well, exercise regularly, and engage in activities that bring you joy and peace. Then begin to study and reflect on God's Word daily spending time reading and studying the Bible to deepen your understanding of God's character, promises, and teachings. Reflect on how His Word can guide and comfort you in times of anxiety.
Finally, practice mindfulness by seeking to be present in the moment and focus on the goodness of God. Avoid dwelling on past mistakes or worrying excessively about the future. Instead, trust in God's provision for each day. Remember, reducing anxiety is a process that takes time and effort. By incorporating these practices into your daily life and seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus, you can experience the peace that surpasses all understanding. “Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Amen.
Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen Son in Law Mark Stern; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. Kairos 56. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. We pray for Holy Mother Church. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. Deacon Sam health and well-being. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.
I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
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10-08-2023 Philippians 4 v-0407
**Forever rejoice again I say**
Say shall I in the Lord always rejoice
Forever rejoice again I say
All should know your kindness noise
Near is the Lord each day we pray
Petition and prayer thanksgiving live
Your everything give anxiety have none
God’s peace all surpasses hearts guarded give
Tell God known requests of the Son
For Jesus Christ in mind and soul won
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
October 8, 2023 @ 05:04 AM EST
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