Daily Bible Reading: Philippians 4:6-7
Another short passage for today, but it’s still full of so many blessings. These are two more verses you should try to commit to memory, because the promises in these verses are worth remembering!
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
When we are anxious, there are times we want to turn to food. Verse six reminds us of exactly where we should go instead. It is so important that we don’t become stress eaters. I am so guilty of that. I get so overwhelmed with life, that it’s just easier to drown my sorrows in something I know I shouldn’t. Again, that item I’m craving tastes good in the moment, but the effects of it are with me long afterward.
If we bring everything to God – and I mean everything: the good, the bad, the I-don’t-know-how-I’m-going-to-make-it stuff, He promises that He will give us a sweet peace and will keep a hold of our hearts so that we can become something in Him.
Can that brownie you want so desperately offer you the same sweet peace? I know that our food choices don’t make or break our relationship with Christ, but we’ve seen over and over that our wrong choices in one area can lead to wrong choices in other areas. Don’t you agree that we should do our best to make a God-honoring choice when it comes to what we put in our mouth?
Go to Christ in prayer as often as you can, and about everything you can. No item is too big or too small for God to handle. He wants to hear from you today. And, remember, even if you’ve fallen a couple of times this week already, you can still get up and keep moving forward. He’s really good at picking us up, wiping off the dirt, and putting us back on our feet.
1. During this challenge, have you seen a change in how you handle stressful situations? Are you starting to bring your burdens to the Lord and leave them with Him?
2. If you haven’t seen a change in how you handle stress, why do you think that is? Is there something this group could be doing better to help you in that area?
Exercise at least 30 minutes and drink 8 glasses of water.