Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Give It Up!

Lately GOD has been touching my life so much that sometimes I almost have to pinch myself to see if it's really me! It's a great thing when we're on that mountain. But, we all know that you can't stay on the mountain top forever. This week I have let certain situations in life get me a little bit stressed. The Bible tells us not to worry. But, because of my humanness...lack of trust sometimes creeps in...then the worry and anxiety starts. As we read in the Word, GOD will take care of us! We just have to have faith and trust in GOD.

Matthew 6:25-27 (New Living Translation) “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

It's not always easy to give GOD control of the situations we face but, once you do the peace HE gives us back is amazing!!

Philippians 4:6-7 (New Living Translation)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

In my last post I said I was going to a concert...and so I did. GOD knows exactly what we need when things aren't what we need them to be. Being anxious makes you really tired and last night I was feeling it. But you know...we walked into that church and I could feel a difference within myself. Then while we were waiting for the concert to start one of the "performers", so to speak, started playing old hymns. Then everyone was kind of singing along and he sang too. It was an amazing thing...relaxation and only positive thoughts. As the concert went on, and each group was singing, you could feel...the LORD was there. To me it was like being immersed in the LORD. HE gives you all this joy and happiness, from the inside out, that I can't even explain...but I love it! Because of HIM I was able to make the choice that regardless of anything else I was going to give my anxiousness and stress up and let GOD be in charge of the issues. Do what Philippians 4:6-7 says. Today was a good day because of the LORD.

As my friend says...My soul is happy!!

And...I got to see Karen Peck and New River live and in person! Great night!!

1 comment:

Denise said...

"Giving it up" to worry and anxiety is definitely a battlefield in my mind too Chelle. If only we could live and follow Jesus instructions in Matthew 6:34..."Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own"....we just have to continue to grow and mature and trust in HIM!! :)