Day Four: Prayer is the Path to Peace
by David Shannon Wooten – January 10, 2018
There are a lot of verses in the Bible that instructs us to not worry. It is obvious God is speaking to us to not allow worry to rule our life. Worrying will not solve problems, but it will have a negative impact on our mind and health. When we worry we begin to take our focus off God and place them on our fears. Worry magnifies our problem; prayer magnifies God. Worry is the enemy to your faith. Scripture instructs us that the path to peace is prayer.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you”.
Keep our mind in a place of prayer, in a conversation with God or meditating on His goodness can all be forms of prayer. These forms of prayer will lead us down the path of God’s peace. Worry leads us down the path of anxiety, fear, doubt and a lot of emotional and health problems. Choose the path of peace.
Philippians 4:6-7, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“Worry magnifies our problem; Prayer magnifies God.”
What is God revealing about Himself through this scripture?
What do you hear God saying to you in this scripture?
How does this apply to your life?
Rephrase this scripture to a personal prayer for you. Give God thanks for how He is revealing Himself through this scripture. Request His help.
For further encouragement about prayer and hearing God’s voice, you can listen to Newspring “Frequency” sermon series at newspringlive.com/watch-read/media