Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Two absolutes: anything and every situation.
Two attitudes: anxious, thanksgiving.
One action: present your requests to God.
Again, I have to remind myself that Paul is writing these words as he sits in prison waiting to see if he will live or die.
Yet he writes, "Do not be anxious about anything." Delaying getting medical tests done and then waited for the results were certainly anxious times for me. How did Paul achieve this faith - being anxious for nothing? How do people today achieve this level of anxiety free living?
I know that I want to live this way. So, to prepare for my next follow up with the oncologist and the tests required to monitor my status, I need to make a change.
Remember these Alphabetical Scripture Cards? I wrote a tutorial for my version.
It's time to implement them again so that I'll be ready for the next time I'm anxious. I need my Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) to fight this battle against anxiety.
Not only that, we need to believe God's Word - not just in our heads, but in our hearts.
Lord, thank You for reminding me about these Scripture Cards. As I reread my own words, I realized how much they helped me! Father, help all of us to face each situation with courage, faith and hope which is based on You. Let us not lose one more minute to anxiety! Thank You, LORD, for Paul's example! I love You, Abba!
Prayer Shawl #2
Another prayer shawl completed means someone else gets a blessing plus I get to take off 7 more ounces of yarn from my stash!
It finished at 51" and here is a pattern for it.
To Do Tuesday
- Bind Baby Panel Quilt Done and finished!
- Crafty Cop Quilt Blocks. Christine over at Stitch All Things has written a great description of this wonderful idea! Done and finished!
Here are two of the blocks!
- make progress on my friend's shawl
- make progress on Fabri Flair project
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