Today is day 2 of our 5 day Battle Challenge! If you’ve been struggling to maintain the peace in your mind and heart during this season, this challenge is for you!
Every day for the next 5 days, I will sharing Scripture and we will use it to repeat the 5 Rs:
1. Read my Bible, 2. Recite Scripture out loud, 3. Replace negative thoughts with Scripture, 4. Review what God has already done for me, 5. Reach out to others asking how I can pray for them and if they have any physical needs.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURES TO READ:
Philippians 4:4-19 (AMP), Ephesians 6:10-18 (AMP)
Your thoughts and attitude should not be fixated on what you hear happening in the news, they should be fixed on God’s goodness. He wants your thoughts to dwell on things that bring peace and are worthy of your time.
As Christians, we don’t ignore what is happening in the world, we simply acknowledge that our God is bigger and more powerful than it. He is more than capable of sustaining us and using this time to work things out for our good.
But it can be a battle to keep our thoughts on the goodness of God, that is why we need our armor, to always be praying, to stand firm, and to be rejoicing! Praise, worship, and the Word of God are our weapons, use them CONSTANTLY.
Read these verses. Recite Phil. 4:8-9, 13 & 19 and Eph. 6:10-18 out loud (yes, the whole thing). Write these verses out. Breathe.
Remember what God has already done for you. Pray. Reach out to others. Put on worship music. Distance yourself from the thoughts and feelings where you wonder how you will pay for the bills and the “what if” list.
This may be very difficult initially but even just being aware of what is going on in your mind and heart is progress! Keep taking baby steps.