“DON’T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING; INSTEAD,PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING. TELL GOD WHAT YOU NEED, AND THANK HIM FOR ALL HE HAS DONE. THEN YOU WILL EXPERIENCE GOD’S PEACE, WHICH EXCEEDS ANYTHING WE CAN UNDERSTAND. HIS PEACE WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS AS YOU LIVE IN CHRIST JESUS.
AND NOW, DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, ONE FINAL THING. FIX YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT IS TRUE, AND HONORABLE, AND RIGHT, AND PURE, AND LOVELY, AND ADMIRABLE. THINK ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE EXCELLENT AND WORTHY OF PRAISE. KEEP PUTTING INTO PRACTICE ALL YOU LEARNED AND RECEIVED FROM ME—EVERYTHING YOU HEARD FROM ME AND SAW ME DOING. THEN THE GOD OF PEACE WILL BE WITH YOU.
HOW I PRAISE THE LORD THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ME AGAIN. I KNOW YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED FOR ME, BUT YOU DIDN’T HAVE THE CHANCE TO HELP ME. NOT THAT I WAS EVER IN NEED, FOR I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO BE CONTENT WITH WHATEVER I HAVE. I KNOW HOW TO LIVE ON ALMOST NOTHING OR WITH EVERYTHING. I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF LIVING IN EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER IT IS WITH A FULL STOMACH OR EMPTY, WITH PLENTY OR LITTLE. FOR I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH CHRIST, WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH.”
As you’ve journeyed through these (almost) three weeks, we hope you’ve experienced God in new ways. Maybe you’ve heard Him speak new things, or maybe He’s given you new dreams for this year. Whatever it is, remember to cling to Him even as we come to a close. Allow His truth to fill your mind and His grace to fill your heart, and don’t leave this season without allowing the changes to take root inside of you.
As the end of our 21 days draws near, let’s spend this one reflecting on God’s ability to sustain us no matter what circumstances we face. We all understand now how life can change in an instant, but God is not shaken, even when we are.
Read Philippians 4:6-13 three times, pausing in between each. Is there a word or phrase that stands out to you? Is there an image that comes to your mind? How might God be trying to speak to you?
Write down what comes to your mind and thank God for the ways He has been faithful to you.