A few days ago I was faced with a very important matter in my life, a matter that would very well change my entire way of living for the future.
While faced with this very tough decision in my life, I consulted close friends and family members and time after time, this question was asked: “Have you talked to God about that!?”
All too often when we are faced with incredible possibilities, personal interests or major challenges, we tend to make the decision for ourselves. We get a sort of shock in our system when we hear someone ask, “Have You Talked To God About That!?”
In other words, “have I prayed about this!?”
Other questions then come in to play, like “Is Jesus giving me peace about this matter!?” That question I personally ask for myself before and after praying. If the Lord says “get going,” I get going. If the Lord tells me to “stay where you are,” you can bet I’m staying glued to that spot.
Philippians 4:6-7 says this:
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 (New King James Version).
First, we must “be anxious for nothing.” Stop worrying, start praying. We have the privilege of going to God in “prayer and supplication (petition). In what? “Everything!” We have the right and privilege of taking every single thing to God in prayer and petition and should offer up to God our “thanksgiving” as well. All too often we tend to forget that we should give the Lord praise and thank Him for all that He has done and is doing in our lives.
When you find yourself in prayer and thankfulness to God, the peace of Christ will rest on you in such a way that the challenge, the risk, the issue, the matter, or whatever you want to call it is possible to deal with. It is the kind of peace that does two things here: “surpasses all understanding” and “guards your hearts and minds” through Christ Jesus.
Have YOU talked to God today!?