Strong enough for even the weakest of moments.
Rich enough for even the poorest of days.
Wide enough to cover the span of a life time.
Many of those promises are without condition… for such is the love of GOD for us.
Some of those promises require action taken on our part. And GOD always, always, always sees to it that those conditional promises can be met in an act of simple obedience by us.
Key word here: simple…i did not say easy…not always easy.
Deuteronomy tells us there are blessing for obedience…and cursing (consequences) for disobedience.
It’s a law of GOD. Like any other law. It’s how it works. All day. Every day.
If i toss my apple into the air…it falls to the ground…every time…because GOD established the global law of gravity. And for good reason.
If i plant carrot seeds in the spring…i harvest carrots (not peas) in the late summer…every time…because GOD designed the universal law of reaping and sowing. And for good reason.
So when i think upon one of my favorite verses in Philippians… i have to stop and remember that there-in lies a conditional promise…a spiritual law …established by my GOD. And for good reason.
Let’s look………Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Remember simple…not necessarily easy.
According to this verse…a “law” established by GOD…or better yet a scripture principle…tells me that if i choose NOT to worry, NOT to be anxious…and instead pray…simply talk to GOD…about everything…and show my thankfulness…during those prayers…GOD is gonna pour over me an unbelievable peace…so wild it won’t even make sense…its gonna be mind-blowing peace…and that peace is gonna set up guard all around my mind and all around my heart…and watch over me…as i travel through…those circumstances…that brought me to prayer in the first place.
That’s what it says…….a command with a promise.
And i get to chose:
Worry or prayer.
Anxiety or peace.
Blessing or consequence.
Life or death.
I get to choose.