Matthew Leffler was our speaker was again this Sunday. He spoke on Philippians 4:1-9 and was helping us to understand how to get through this time of our lives.
First, we are NOT to worry. A worry is often regarding things out of our control, things that might/could be. A quote from Corrie Ten Boom says, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strengths.” Concern is NOT the same as worry. Mr Leffler gave us the following four steps from Philippians to help us with our current concerns.
Philippians 4:6 tells us to take our concerns to God. We are to open our hearts to God and get out ALL of our concerns.
Philippians 4:8 tells us to focus on whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable. Mr. Leffler indicated that we should focus on what we can do to further God’s principles. Doing good helps take our minds off of our concerns.
Philippians 4:4 tells us to rejoice in the Lord always. We should find joy in the little things and rejoice. Give God the thanks always. REJOICE!
Philippians 4:7 tells us that if we do these things the peace of God will guard our hearts and our minds. Yes, if we do these things, God’s peace will find us.