Welcome to The Heart of a Preacher’s Kid, a new blog reflecting the contents of my heart as a PK and weekly posts on music, the Bible, and whatever else flows through this mind. So feel free to spend as much time as you like here. Get acquainted, look around, but most of all please keep an open mind.
To Kick off 2020, let’s dive into our very first Weekly Soap!
Weekly Soap 1
Scripture: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
Observation: These verses fall at the end of Paul’s letters addressed to the Philippians. Paul is encouraging them to continue to press their way through and to not worry about the journey ahead of them as believers in Christ. In verse 6, Paul relays to the church in what seems like the easiest way to get rid of anxiety: by prayer, worship, and by “present[ing] (y)our requests to God”. Paul makes getting rid of anxiety as easy as pie! And it is! When we pray for the peace of God to enter our lives, it surely will come!
Application: As we enter into the New Year with new goals, a new mindset, and the unknown ahead, be reminded that the love of God covers a multitude of things. Remember this scripture when you fear what’s to come on a new project or a new season of your life. That God is bigger than anything that we face; He is always here for us. Be reassured today that when life gets overwhelming to follow these steps: pray, give thanks, lay it before Him, and He will take care of the rest.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the peace that you give to me. I thank you for protecting my heart and mind from the things that could possibly trigger me. I pray right now that in this new year, if I do become anxious or am overwhelmed, that I am reminded of who you are and what your Word says to me. Lord, forgive me for turning to others before turning to you. You have always been here for me and I should come to you first with whatever is troubling me. Lord, I thank you for taking on my burdens and caring for me. Keep my mind and my heart guarded. In Jesus name. Amen.