Be Filled With Peace As You Trust In Him

Be Filled With Peace As You Trust In HimThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Philippians 4:6-7. These verses bid us to be anxious for nothing, but in everything, to present our requests to God, and they promise us that His peace will guard our hearts and minds.

What are you anxious about today? Is there something that’s causing you to worry? Why don’t you talk to God about it?  ALL things are possible with Him (Matthew 19:26)! Nothing’s too big for Him to handle. Nothing that bothers you is too small for Him to concern Himself with. As your loving Heavenly Father, He wants to take care of you, and meet all of your needs, in every area of your life.

When you bring you concerns before God, you can be at peace, knowing He is both willing and able to handle whatever it is that you’ve brought before Him. Your mind can be at ease, and your heart can be at rest, knowing that you’ve cast your burden upon the One with whom nothing’s impossible (Luke 1:37).

Instead of being anxious, present your requests to God, and allow yourself to be filled with His peace, as you trust in Him!

Above All Else

Above All ElseBible Reading and Memorization Plan memory verse switch – This week’s verse will be Proverbs 4:23 instead of Joshua 1:9.

Proverbs 4:23 bids us to guard our hearts above all else, for everything we do – all the issues of life – flows from it.

Our hearts determine our life’s course. What is inside of us – what we truly believe, and our perception and perspective – directly influences all that we do and say. Our mindsets impact our actions greatly, and our mouths speak out of the abundance of what’s in our hearts (Luke 6:45).

Because of this, it is exceedingly important that we are on guard as to what we let into our hearts. What goes in will come out in our lives at some point, and in some way. The people we surround ourselves with, and that which we consistently spend time on, have a tendency to greatly affect our viewpoints and values, and in turn, our lives. For example, if those who are closest to us place a high importance on something, we will be more likely to do so as well. If they adopt a certain habit or custom, there’s a greater chance that we will adopt it too. That which we are constantly hearing and seeing will often get into our hearts, and become what we fixate on and accept as the norm.

Considering how greatly what we surround ourselves with impacts our mindset and focus, and how often it finds its way into our hearts, it behooves us to spend time in God’s Word, and around people who value what He has to say. As we fill our hearts with the words of our Heavenly Father, they will become what comes out of our mouths, and what we act upon. They will begin to produce fruit in our lives.

Above all else, remember to guard your heart, for what is found within it directly impacts the rest of your life.