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.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.
There is much ado these days about reports of the government taking control of our minds. Let’s face it, we all know something is very wrong in our country and the entire world! That’s unless you live in a world of your own making, or another person’s philosophies or possibly you turn a blind eye because “life here on earth” is suppose to be happy, happy-joy, joy cotton candy sweet. With all the information running on “Bill and Steve’s Super Highway”, better known as the internet (ya know WWW=World Wide Web) that in itself sounds frightening because spiders make webs to catch their “prey”. I will admit that the internet has allowed the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be heard and shared in areas of the world not accessible before. The internet, like all things created by men, serves the enemy of our souls very well.
Anyway, don’t believe everything you read or see EXCEPT the Words of our Almighty LORD God– The Holy Bible! I might get some flack here and I don’t care! I’m not meaning some supposed “new translation” that isn’t a translation at all, but a “thought for thought” idea of what someone thinks that verse says.
We also have books telling us how to pray or how to read the Bible, how to pray and just about anything in the “wide open realm of today’s post-modern Christianity”. I don’t purchase or read Christian self-help books. (I think the term ‘Christian self-help’ is an oxymoron.) Why??
As the Apostle Paul told Timothy : “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Every questionable situation we face, even in today’s culture is answered in the pages of Holy Scriptures!
I believe everything we need to know about living the Christian life is found in the Holy Scriptures! The breathed out word of God, given to select ones that the LORD God used as the instruments! ♥ Streim
Colossians 1:13-17 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”
Praise, worship and surrender all of the new creation He is making you into. Joyfully singing…♥ Streim
We are told to pray always for our brothers and sisters! Please read…and pray! Send along to other prayer warriors.
Originally posted on Possessing the Treasure:
I received the following email from my brother-in-law this morning.
10/09/14 Thursday 6:39 P.M.
Prayer Request from Dan and Marilyn Wilson Missionaries who are in the areas that are being attacked by ISIS are asking to be showered in prayer. ISIS has taken over the town they are in today. He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has. And so far all have consequently been killed. But not the parents. The UN has withdrawn and the missionaries are on their own. They are determined to stick it out for the sake of the families – even if it means their own deaths. They are very afraid, have no idea how to even begin ministering to these families who have had seen their children martyred. Yet he says he knows God…
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