Thursday, May 6, 2010

Instead of worrying - pray!!

Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse... Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

Philippians 4:4-9, The Message

I know God is in control of all situations. He will create beauty from our messes, and His Plans will not be thwarted. But the fact remains that we humans do indeed muck things up, sadly sometimes even "in His name."

Please continue to pray for us. We are once again searching for a church. My heart aches.


Jeff and Meg said...

I'm so sorry Trish! I'll be praying for you guys.

Shay said...

sorry Trish :( praying that you find the right one soon <3

In Pursuit of His Call said...

I'm sorry, Trish. Praying!