Peace Force

PHILIPPIANS 4:6–7--"Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus."

Imagine you’re a pioneer living on a frontier, surrounded by fierce enemies. The government builds a huge fort close to your spread and garrisons well–armed soldiers there. The enemy can rage outside the walls, but those inside have nothing to fear. The adversaries can’t get in. If you live inside the fortress, you will be at peace because you dwell in security.

God never gets uptight, anxious, or panicky. He’s never surprised, worried, or bummed out about anything. He dwells in a steady state of peace. If you abide in Him, as Jesus put it in John 15, you reside in His peace.

The way you get this incomprehensible peace is to let every stress be a call to prayer, then couch your prayers in gratitude for the answers not yet seen.

Spiritual Heart Focus

List all your stressful concerns. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to pray for each. Thank God for the answers yet to be revealed.

Physical Heart Focus

If you’re overweight, you have an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.