and Praying (4) Rejoice in


and Praying

(4) Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.
(5) Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.
(6) Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanskgiving let your request be made known to God.
(7) And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4: 4-7)

And I pause to ask--what better place is there to keep our hearts and minds? We can keep them vested in the paltry passtimes and pale wonders of this world, or we can store them with Christ Jesus and show all people the Glory of the Lord through His action in us.

One further note: You may wonder why I separated the two passages so close in proximity. I did so because each provides a full day of contemplation and rejoicing. Each forms a separate and perfect unity for contemplating the extent of God's passionate, all consuming love for us. Even if you can only give a short time--fifteen or twenty minutes, there are a great many things to be derived from meditating on each of these beautiful passages separately.

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