WEEK 6: Surpassing Peace

‘Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 4:4-7

The God of Peace wants us to have the Peace of God that surpasses understanding. We rejoice not because of our circumstances; we rejoice beause we have the Lord of all circumstances on our side.

Prayer gives the concern to God, thanking Him in advance with great expectation He hears and will answer us.

Lastly, we guard our hearts and minds by thinking on good things.

Where do you need peace today? Would you pray to the God of Peace now? Would you rejoice not because of your circumstances, but by faith you know the Lord is over all circumstances?

About the Author Pastor James Greer

Pastor of Journey Church. Business Owner of D&J Tire, D&J Custom Homes, D&J Autoplex and D&J Investments

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6 comments
Aaron Nelson says February 5, 2018

“We rejoice not because of our circumstances; we rejoice beause we have the Lord of all circumstances on our side.” So good.

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Julia Glenn says February 5, 2018

We rejoice because we know our father knows all and is already working on it. The peace of God that passeth all understanding. That one verse i repeat dailym when i start to worry. God does not give us a spirit of fear praise God

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darrell Ingram says February 6, 2018

Phi. 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always, -
I will say it again, rejoice.” Paul says here is how to have joy in the middle of turmoil -
you must rejoice. How is that possible? It is in the Lord. How often? Always. It’s present imperative. It says keep on rejoicing, keep on rejoicing. Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice. Paul says rejoice in the Lord and 
then he pauses and he thinks about what could happen – and he says now that I’ve thought about it – again I say rejoice.
Paul was saying I have been through enough to know that He will
 be So, I choose to rejoice!

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Dustin Smith says February 7, 2018

A peace that surpasses all understanding only comes when we truly let go and let God just be God in our lives. This means being anxious for nothing in our lives, this means entering everything in our lives with prayer and supplication (all which Philippians 4:4-7 state). This means guarding our hearts and thinking on good things. This means praying and thanking Him in advance. When we do this, we can truly rejoice because we then realize that He is truly Lord over all our circumstances.

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Kevin says February 7, 2018

I can not speak enough on patence. Just because you pray for something dont always jump the second it looks like your prayer has been answered. As pastor James says. “Stay prayed up” and you will know when your prayers are truly answered. I belive patence and wisdom are directly related. Im not too good at ether and that is why i try to pray continually.

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Todd Demaris says February 9, 2018

Rejoice at all times knowing GOD is on our side. When we focus on our circumstances, or on people, we can lose our joy quickly. Therefore, we must focus on the goodness and greatness of our FATHER. Our gentleness translates into our mercy and reasonableness with how we treat others during difficult situations. This confuses the enemy and turns his own weapon against him. JESUS already defeated the enemy and has given us authority over him. We must pray earnestly and humbly casting our cares on GOD, without worrying about our lives, knowing GOD will care for HIS children.

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