27 Jul The Six Weakest Inches
Read Philippians 4:4-7
Thought for the Day: Rejoice in God always… especially in anxious moments
I often ask the people I meet with if they know what our weakest muscle is. Over the years, I don’t necessarily know what people are thinking at first, but I am always quick to explain that it is the 6 inches between our ears. While I’m not a doctor and the brain isn’t technically a muscle, it certainly is the one area that can get us into more trouble than all others combined. Rather than making decisions out of a place of strength, we can easily get anxious and live in our heads. Simply put, nothing good happens when we over-think!
In Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, he stressed the importance of rejoicing. Sitting in prison, Paul knew that both he and the Philippians had much to be thankful for. Rather than focusing on what was wrong, he asked them to set aside their anxious thoughts and pray: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
When we live in our heads, it is easy to make our decisions out of anxiety or fear. At those times, rather than rejoicing, we can find ourselves focusing on what we feel is going wrong. It’s important to remember that our over-thinking never helps. However, it always helps to pray. Today, let’s make it a priority to rejoice in the LORD always. And remember, always means in all circumstances!
Pastor Stan (and David)