26 May Bible Study with Breaux: Week #5 – Staying CALM
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Reflective Memorization: Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Context: Paul wrote this letter to the church of Philippi from a prison in Rome around 61 AD. As we begin this week’s devotional, there are three things to keep in mind:
– Reflect on what God is trying to say to you.
– Relax in the light of His character.
– Respond to what God is calling you to do.
Do you ever stop to watch a storm roll in? The dark clouds begin to rapidly race, the wind picks up, in the distance you hear a roll of thunder, a lightning bolt flashes across the sky and you smell the rain before it hits the ground. There you are in the middle of a storm waiting for it to pass and for the sun to shine through.
Sometimes our storms are fear, anxiety and worry, yet we can remain CALM while trusting the perfect love of God. The way we live is always a reflection of the way we think and that includes the anxious times. In Philippians 4, Paul encourages us to present our requests to God and His peace will guard our heart and mind. Stay connected to God and He will lead you through.
QUESTION: How do you get through the storms of life?
QUESTION: What phrase in CALM most resonates with you?
QUESTION: What are true things that God says about you? Write them down.