4 – Walk in Peace
Ask God to change our thinking, so that He can change our life.
Theme Verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)
“Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.” Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:6-9)
Your life will always move in the direction of your strongest thoughts.
We experience peace through the pathway of prayer.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)
Worry is the sin of distrusting the promises and power of God.
We identify the truth that sets us free from the bondage, then we write it, think it, confess it until we believe it.
– What’s something that triggers an instant fear response from you?
– What are some of the root causes for worry and stress in your life?
– Describe a recent circumstance that really stressed you out. How does Philippians 4:6-9 change the way you’ll respond next time?
– What are some specific habits you want to form in order to replace worry with trust in God and His truth?