Daniel Plan 2/14/17: "Be Anxious for Nothing"

Hi to all out there! 

Thanks for taking the time to read these thoughts about how to live a healthier, more productive and well rounded life.

In John, Jesus says:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
— John 10:10

That's what we're trying to encourage here...a life led more abundantly within the system that the Lord has provided for us. The thief wants to steal our joy. He wants us to be discouraged and feel lost and hopeless. I can tell you today, that there is hope! Our challenges may be big, but our God is bigger!

Philippians tells us: 

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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:6-7

There are some verses in the Bible that just seem to stay with me and this is one of them. How I long to be "anxious for nothing!" Yet I can say, in complete honesty, that I am anxious a lot less because of trusting in these verses and applying them to my life. It all stems from having a relationship with Jesus.

Relationships have to be cultivated and grown and they develop from ongoing communication among the parties involved. If you want to have a meaningful relationship with Jesus you need to spend time praying and studying His word.

The Gospel of John is a great starting place. John describes himself as the disciple Jesus loved, and this is the perspective from which he writes. It is the most personal of the Gospels and gives the most clear cut picture of Jesus as both God and man.

Today's Bible verse:

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
— John 15:5

Thank you Lord for the opportunity to abide in you. May it be our priority in life!

Until tomorrow, healthy blessings.