Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Again I Say, REJOICE!

When we are in a pickle, or in a bad way waiting on a report back from a doctor's office, or about a job, or whatever. We should be praying to God in praise and thanksgiving, rejoicing in His goodness and thanking Him for the good report, before we ever even get it back. This is called praying with faith. We as children of God cannot pray out to Him in desperation for deliverance over our situation, because that would be double-minded. We as children of God have already been delivered. I saw this in my devotional today, that when a sinner prays, he prays out of desperation, but when a child of God prays, he prays out of thanksgiving, rejoicing for a good report.

God says when we pray out of thanksgiving and good cheer, that He will give us a peace of understanding, that He will guard our hearts and our minds through Christ Jesus. Now wouldn't you rather have a peace and understanding in your heart and mind over your situation, instead of worrying over something? I know I would. So next time you go to God with your prayers, go to Him with thanksgiving, already praising Him for the good report. Amen!

Phil. 4 v 4-9.....Rejoice in the Lord always, Again I say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in 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. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.......


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