July 10, 2017

Our new memory verse for this week:

Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) — 3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Sunday morning I put on a new shirt that I had bought. I liked it when I bought it but Sunday morning it didn’t look as good as it had in the store. I was kind of wishing I hadn’t bought it. I wasn’t at rest with it. But than about half hour later I looked in the mirror and changed mind back to I liked it. And I was at rest again. When we change our minds we can go in and out of rest or peace.

Our memory verse states that God will keep us in peace if are thoughts are fixed on him. Fixed thoughts means that we do not change our minds about God and his ability to keep us in peace.

When you read in Philippians chapter 4 verse 19 that God will take care of you and supply all of your needs and you believe this; then do not change your mind about it when you are in a needy position. If you do not change your mind about God’s ability then he will keep you in peace. How can he keep you in peace if you change your mind and doubt him?

If you find yourself in a state of anxiety, worry or discontent,  find out where you changed your mind. God doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday today and forever.

Numbers 23:19 (NLT) — 19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

God can’t lie and he just promised you in your memory that he will keep you in perfect peace. So if he doesn’t change and he always has the ability to keep you in peace; you must have changed. My advice it to change back so that you can once again be at rest.

Psalm 42:6 (NLT) — 6 my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you—

Be Inspired Hilltop!

 

Comments

  1. This is a wonderful verse to follow the one from last week. The word ‘fixed’ also made me think about restoring something to working order. If I had someone come to fix our washer I would be thrilled when his job was done. It would bring me peace that I could once again wash clothes. I would never change my mind and have him unfix the washer before he left. That would be crazy! So it seems even crazier that we would forfeit God’s peace for our doubt in him bringing on ourselves anxiety, worry and discontent, right? Yep, we certainly go wrong when our thoughts are not fixed on Him!