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Series: Centered - God's Strength in the Middle of Your Stress
''Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.''
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
1. DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING
''Do not be anxious about anything …'' (Vs. 6a)
''And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.'' Romans 8:38 (NLT)
2. PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING
''… but in everything by prayer and petition … present your requests to God.'' (Vs.6b)
''You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon Him, for you are His personal concern.'' 1 Peter 5:7 (Ph)
3. ALWAYS GIVE THANKS
''… in everything … with thanksgiving….'' (Vs. 6b)
''Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.''
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
''Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.'' 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)
''And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.'' Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
If you had to describe your life in one word right now what would it be? Stressful? Busy? Hectic? Overwhelmed? Crazy? If you had to describe right now your life in one word, I just wonder how many of us would describe our lives as centered. But when your life gets just a little bit off center, it creates a motion sickness of your soul, and it's also destructive in your relationships.
I'm really excited about what God is doing this fall at Woodlands Church. I'm going to kick off a series in Septe ...
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