Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with gratitude, make your requests known to God.
PRAYER=means to pray. I pray, pray for, offer prayer. To Commune with God.
As humans, when life does not go the way we plan or if unexpected events happens in our lives, we ALL are quick at sometimes to worry instead of going to the Father in prayer.
We live in a world where we are granted many opportunities to worry and fear in stead of pray. We are often anxious and worry about children, finances, health, elderly parents, our future, the outcome of certain situations or circumstances, employment, transportation and just life in general. The list never ends about the things we find ourselves worrying about that most of the time we have no control over.
The call from heaven to earth on today is "PRAYER" first. Overpower worry with prayer. Pray about everything!
When we pray to God, how are we to come to Him?
(1) Hebrews 4:16-Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
When we pray, we are to go to God's throne of grace and mercy with confidence as His children, knowing that He not only welcomes us into His presence but that He will also hear and answer us.
(2) Supplications-To bring our request to God's throne.Throughout the Psalms we see where David often prayed prayers of supplication to God the Father for mercy and deliverance from his enemies.
(3) Thanksgiving-We are to always give thanks. We are reminded in scripture that we are to give thanks IN all things. Not for, but IN.
Oftentimes when we are anxious and full of worry thanksgiving does not immediately comes to mind. We are so caught up in what's happening that we forget or do not even think to thank God that the situation is not as bad as it could have been. We forget to thank Him for what He has done in the past and how He kept us through it with His goodness and His mercy towards us. We forget to thank Him for being a right now God who is able to answer the prayers to our desperate need at that moment.
People of God, when trouble seems to be on every hand, lift up your eyes unto the hills from whence cometh your help in knowing that your help cometh from the Lord. Open wide your mouth in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving to the Lord your God.
My prayer for all of us on today is that when "ANXIETY AND WORRY" raises it's ugly head, we will immediately go into prayer to God our Father and not get on the phone and call our friends, neighbors, coworkers or family members, but call on the Lord our God for He alone has the answers to our prayers.
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD BECAUSE WITH HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
JEHOVAH IS HIS NAME!
God bless you all people of God.