“Whatsoever things are true….Think on These Things.”

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philippians 4:6-9).

In this season of our lives it is good to allow the Lord to guide our steps. I know that we all have opinions about issues of the day, and the good thing is that the Lord helps us to pause before we say things that can be misinterpreted. Being slow to speak has been a blessing in my life, so I have made it part of my daily routine. Instead of being hopeless, I have learned to take my petitions to the Lord, and bind them on the altar. The Lord is well able to intervene. Leaving it at the altar brings peace instead of uncertainty about the direction you need to take.

I used to take my petitions to the altar and pray about them, then gather them up and carry them with me when I left. It was so hard for me to allow the Lord to have full reign in the decisions that I needed to make. Then, one day, I realized that I was not putting my full trust in God when I wasn’t willing to surrender all of my life to him. It seemed that no matter how much I prayed, that I felt defeated and lost when I left the throne room, and it was because I was trying to pick up all of the things that I had just laid at the feet of Jesus.

We must learn to surrender all to him. The words of this old song are clear:

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live

All to Jesus I surrender
Humbly at His feet I bow
Worldly pleasures all forsaken
Take me Jesus take me now

I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Saviour
I surrender all

All to Jesus I surrender
Make me Saviour wholly Thine
Let me feel the Holy Spirit
Truly know that Thou art mine

I surrender all
I surrender all
All to Thee my blessed Saviour
I surrender all

In this week’s Lattereign, we learn to enter into his gates with praise. Click on the link to open the Lattereign in a new window. Wall of salvation gates of praise

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What is a writer? Someone who writes. For me, writing means to observe the world in a fresh way; it gives us encouragement when we are struggling to follow the path, and hope that we can keep pressing towards the mark. Writing gives us grace for the journey, and shines light into the darkened places of our soul.
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