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Meditating on Good Things {Week 4}

November 27, 2017
Anxious For Nothing

Hey! Anna Currin back with you to start off Week 4!

It may be our last week of #AnxiousForNothing, but it’s not over yet, so let’s finish strong!

If you’ve fallen a little behind, no biggie. Pick up right here and we’ll ride it out together.

And speaking of ride, it wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t take one last road trippin’ adventure with Melissa and Kendra. Am I right? Let’s see what these two fun-loving gals are up to this time...

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I don’t know about you but I needed that message from Max Lucado today. Without it, I would’ve missed something I tend to often overlook — Jesus understands our anxiety because He’s experienced it first hand.

There, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus literally had the weight of the entire world on His shoulders. But here’s the crucial part. He didn’t let those thoughts linger. Instead, He went straight to His Father in prayer. And guess what? We can do the same. (You can read about that Scripture here.)

Like I’ve mentioned before, sometimes, instead of taking my anxious thoughts to God in prayer, I allow them to come in and take root, which only causes them to snowball into even more anxious thoughts. But as Max Lucado reminds us in Chapter 9 of Anxious for Nothing:

“Thoughts circle above, coming and going. If one of them lands, it is because you gave it permission. If it leaves, it is because you directed it to do so. You can select your own thought pattern.” (emphasis added)

Notice that little missing piece? I have to do my part. And I have two choices: I can let my thoughts control me, OR I can go to God asking for help to take those thoughts captive! And you can too. Like Proverbs 4:23 warns:

“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.”

What thoughts are you choosing?

Let’s set out this week ready to take control of our thoughts! And what better place to begin than in God’s Word. Let’s join Melissa Taylor, over in the Week 4 section of our Bible Study Companion, to direct our thoughts to Truth!

Bible Study Companion

And, as always, don’t forget to check out our P31 OBS Week at a Glance download to get the details for everything going on this week!

Week at A Glance

Reflect and Respond:

What can you do to control your thoughts this week? I’m focusing on what is true and spending more time in prayer.


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