Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:8-14
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Scripture Quote: Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with a peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel. Philippians 4:6-7 CEV
Communion with Jesus gives us clarity and affirms how to live with the strength of character and devotion to the Devine. A relationship with our Savior is worth whatever personal adjustments we must make. We can choose to resist the enemy and make a sincere effort to live a godly life, even when the walk can sometimes seem solitary. So then how do we deal with the televised murder of our policemen? And, what is a Christian to think of radical Islamic brutes butchering their women or further feeding their voracious and indiscriminate brutality by slaughtering whomever doesn’t believe in their abominable Islam?
Do those things make you feel especially peaceful? Christ said that He would give us peace that was not like the peace the world offers. That is the peace we must cling to even in our despair over innocents being ravished by evil men. We must seek His peace by understanding that there are things that are completely out of our control. What we can do, however, is we can pray and we can hope - The rest is up to God!
Today’s meditation: In the face of evil, stand strong in God’s peace.
Memory Verse: Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop think- ing about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise. Phil. 4:8 CEV