Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I'm pondering the relationships...between rejoicing, gentleness, and the lack of anxiety......I kind of get the prayer/thanksgiving and the peace of God. That seems like a logical progression. And it's a beautiful to picture the peace of God guarding our hearts and minds.
When the heart and mind are filled with rejoicing, and the attitude and actions are filled with gentleness, there won't be room, it seems, for anxiety. It goes back to "the Lord is at hand", doesn't it?
Such a simple truth. Yet we often fail to live like it. How are you doing living cognizant of His presence? Conscious of his gifts. Aware of His love and power. Do you have examples to share? I'd love to hear them!