Just pray before you overthink

Before I went to my prayer group last night I was praying about it and felt God put Ephesians 4 on my mind.  As we talked it became clear that this chapter was really talking to the situations we wanted to pray about.  It’s a great chapter with so many messages in it, I’ve used it as the basis for my writing today.

YOUR WALK

I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of your calling, walking with God can never be boring, walking in holiness means ditching your brokenness, shedding your old self like a snake sheds it’s skin, no longer letting Satan in to corrupt and deceive, not leaving him a foothold but giving God total control, everything you want is on the other side of fear and it’s so, so near, don’t be influenced when people try to trick you with lies, myths and distortions so clever they sound like the truth, you need to move on from the times of your youth, no longer like a child tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching, but reaching out to the only true God, there’s only one way to heaven, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, one Father of all,  just change your attitude, renew your mind, I think you’ll find that only dead fish go with the flow, so now’s your chance to put on your new self, don’t get left on the shelf, be humble, be gentle, be loving, be kind, one thing’s for sure you will never regret being kind, forgive them even if they’re not sorry, why worry, don’t be in such a hurry to condemn, in your anger do not sin, get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, don’t use harsh words or resort to old behaviours, let everything you say be good and helpful, be respectful, be instrumental in encouraging others, don’t let anyone steal your joy or destroy your dreams, remember you may have limitations but we serve the ruler of all nations who has none, he understands when we’re on the brink, just pray before you overthink, hand it to the Lord in prayer, let’s face it he knows how many hairs are on your head, of course he knows our fears and dreads, without a doubt he understands so put it all into God’s hands.

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