HOPE*ann*FAITH

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Prayer Day 6 … Catching Up.

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Day 6

Hello my Dear and Faithful Readers,

As you can see I’m attempting quick little catch ups, as my life is spinning away at the speed of light here! Plus, I did make the decision to participate in the 31 Day Writing Challenge on October 3rd! Crazy, right!

Anyway … this and the next two will be short but direct prayer! I hope you are blessed and enjoy. God bless you!

God's Peace

God’s Peace

Philippians 4: 4-7

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

What most of us seek in our day to day life is a semblance of peace. But why seek the appearance of something when we could have the actual thing?

The Word, here in Philippians 4, gives us clear instruction to attain TRUE Peace … the peace of God.

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.

Lord,

We know you are near. Nearer to us than anyone could ever imagine they could get! You live not only among us, but in us. And for that Lord, I am continually grateful. You not only walk beside us, You reside within our very being. Such a wonderful miracle when realized. Lord I thank You today for this intimacy and ask You that all may enjoy thins intimacy with You. I thank You that Your peace is attainable because we acknowledge You within us and trust our lives to You alone. Lord, teach them, teach me, that this intimacy is what guards our hearts and mind. That to truly attain this day to day relationship with You is as simple as opening Your Word and allowing it to live and breath within us. I honor and praise You for all You are. For Your love and patience with us. And I thank You Lord, from the depths of my being that I am able at this moment to share Your peace with You. Such comfort it is to this sorrowful heart of mine. Just the warmth of Your heart beating within mine brings me a joy even as I sorrow. I pray that everyone may feel this, may benefit from Your peace even in the turmoil of this life. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

Thank you again, sweet reading friends, for stopping by to my humble little blog here. You’re always in my prayers. God bless.

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Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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