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January 28, 2017

Forty Days to Flourish: Day 20

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

Congratulations!  You’re halfway through your 40 Days to Flourish Adventure!  By now, you are gaining the spiritual nutrition for your soul to flourish from meditating on God’s Word! No longer satisfied with the status quo of simply surviving, you are tasting the sheer satisfaction of His abundant life and beginning to thrive in your faith!

If you’ve just joined us for the second half, you will also begin to experience the joy of God’s presence with you as you learn to meditate on His Word and let it feed your mind, body and soul!  Each week, we take a different passage of Scripture to meditate on using a simple method of reading it, reciting it, memorizing it to remember it throughout the day, and reflecting it back in our circumstances as we apply the truth from that passage.  No need to be in a hurry.  Meditation takes time as you mull over the meaning of the passage in your life.  Let God marinate your soul with His truth; it will guard your heart and mind as you learn to really live in Christ!

God’s Word is like a multi-faceted diamond!  Each time we read it and recite it, giving emphasis to the different words or phrases in the passage, we discover new insights!  Read the passage again today.  What facet are you seeing today that you hadn’t noticed throughout the week?  Let God gently speak to your heart by the Holy Spirit whose ministry it is to illuminate your understanding to His Word.  Greater than more Biblical knowledge will be your intimate encounter with Him!