A friend sent me a message this morning with a reference to Philippians 4 and I have taken this and reworked it in my own style. Loved this word from God and such a positive way to start the weekend – Rejoice in the Lord always!
Philippians 4: 4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Rejoice in the Lord always, be jubilant and exult his name, it’s worth saying again Rejoice with heart and soul and voice, allow your whole being to rejoice and may your gentleness be apparent, your disposition mild and humble, may you no longer stumble nor be anxious in any situation because the Lord is near and hears your prayers, he hears your praise as you raise up your voice in thanksgiving, he is a giving, loving God, he gives us peace, a peace that we can never understand, never comprehend, he guards our hearts and our minds and we can find serenity when we offer up our hearts to our heavenly Father and what’s more you need to remember to keep your mind on that which is holy, for whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever inspires admiration or approval, whatever is excellent, one hundred percent worthy of praise put into practice all of your days, whether learned behaviour or a gift from our Saviour, embrace it and be active in keeping your mind on positive things, allowing your heart to sing and your mind to flow with the peace of our God who loves us so.