Philippians 4:6 begins with these words,
“Be anxious for nothing!”
“For real, God, You are asking us to be anxious for nothing; right now in Twenty Sixteen, in this church, in this country? How can we choose to be anx-ious for nothing when everything is going askew?”
The verse goes on to say,
“In everything by prayer and pleading, with thanksgiving, let your re- quests be made known to God.”
Vandelia has been praying and pleading. But have we thanked God for all our broken hearts, all our diseased bodies, and for all our burdened spirits? Aren’t these things the very things that drive us to fervently seek God? And in re-sponse God promises us,
“the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.”
Has anyone experienced a peace in the midst of a crisis that can only be God’s peace? There is no other explanation possible- the peace is super natural. The verse goes on to say that this peace will guard our hearts, and minds through Jesus Christ. And then we are told to meditate on all things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous and praiseworthy.
Dear Vandelia, let’s do this. Let’s be anxious for nothing. Let’s give Vandelia Church back to God and to allow God to do as God pleases with us. May God be glorified through our lives fully submitted to Him.