God's Call to a Deeper Life'Nancy Taylor
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! – Philippians 4:4
You do not need to be anxious about anything. When you are tempted to worry, simply pray. Bring everything before me—even the little things, for if it concerns you, then I want to hear about it and give you my perspective on it. And be sure to offer your prayers with thankfulness.
Guard your mind with honorable thoughts. Think about things that are worthy of praise, lovely, and commendable. Fill your mind with my greatness so that you can have the right perspective on life.
If you do these things, my peace will rule in your heart, for I will guard you from anxiety. Even when every circumstance tells you to be afraid, I will give you peace in your inmost being. The secret to peace and joy is to choose thankfulness, pray about everything, and guard your mind.
Do you want more joy? Are you often prone to depression? Use the advice in these verses to reshape your attitude. Think of practical ways you can discipline yourself to be prayerful, grateful, and at peace.