Today's Theme: Thankfulness
Can you imagine how thankful the disciples were as it began to sink in - Jesus is alive! If you really take time to meditate on the fact that Jesus is alive it changes you. Really, what is there to be anxious about if Jesus really is alive? There is an old song that says, "because He lives I can face tomorrow, because He lives all fear is gone, because I know He holds the future, life is worth the living just because He lives." When you start getting thankful you stop feeling anxious. We have a powerful prayer that can guide you to empty the anxiety and start filling your tank with thanks.
Today's Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
“Father, my heart feels anxious (tell God what is giving you anxiety). I don’t like this feeling, but I’m thankful I can come to You and receive peace. You invite me to replace my anxiety with prayer, and even though my mind and heart are racing, I’m coming to You knowing that You provide healing and calm for my soul. Thank You for giving me breath and life. I thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made in Your image. (thank God for other things in your life). I lay down all worries, all my physical and mental anxiety, and any attempt at trying to control it all (tell Him the things you are laying down right now). I surrender it all to You. I need You. I need Your peace that transcends my human understanding. Even if things are unstable around me, I pray that Your peace will be evident in my heart and my life. Guard my heart and mind, God. I trust that You are faithful, and I receive Your peace in my life today.”