SEEK DAILY (NBC) DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FEBRUARY 11, 2022 (KINGDOM LIFESTYLE)
“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:5-6, NIV
Anxiety and weariness are fast becoming part of everyday life. Life in God’s kingdom means ultimate happiness and fulfilment in God. In our world today, this seems to be the opposite. Most times, we look for fulfilment elsewhere and then are surprised when we do not experience all the joy and fulfilment of God’s Kingdom lifestyle.
In contrast, Apostle Paul urges the Philippians that the Lifestyle of every Christian should be to rejoice in the Lord always. Regardless of the circumstances they found themselves they are to rejoice, and handover every situation to God in prayer and thanksgiving. In addition, Paul emphasises the need for them to fill their hearts and thoughts with things that are excellent or praiseworthy.
Your life reflects both your faith in God and God’s life in you, and also as a witness to those around you. Instead
of grumbling and complaining, go to God in faith with your anxiety and circumstances and He will surely make still the storm of your life. Experience the peace of God by thinking of praiseworthy things. Kingdom lifestyle is that of faith in what only God can do and no man can do. Keep the faith alive and you will surely enjoy the peace of God and all good things that come with it.
Insight: The important factor in changing anxiety to peace is faith.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, let your Divine peace transcend my heart and life.
RBT Passage: Numbers 8-10