"You're invited to relax today"
Isn’t that great advice from that chocolate wrapper up there?
Hey! What if that wrapper could be a “rapper” instead?
“Chocolate is my name
Rappin’ is my game
Relaxin’ is my thing…” Maybe not…
But, one thing this wrapper did do right, is remind me of this verse. I added explanations in brackets:
“Do not be anxious about anything [Relax!], but in everything [EV-ER-RY-THING!], by prayer and petition [Petition = over and over again. Isn’t that nice of God to want the hear the same old requests over and over again? I would get bored. It shows how much He loves us], with thanksgiving [don’t forget to be thankful], present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Here it is in my own words: “Be anxious for nothing. Pray about everything. Give thanks to God.”
What’s in it for you and me if we do this? Peace! See? It promises it in the next verse:
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:7
So, let’s take that chocolate’s advice and the Bible’s. Let’s pray:
Click the puppy to see where I got his picture on Flickr
Father, thank you for inviting us to pray to You. Here’s all the things I’m anxious about: ____________________________
_____________________________. (List as many as come to mind).
You are BIG! Bigger than my problems. So, I put them in your hands. Please work out all the details. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”
There. Feeling a little more relaxed? Good. Remember, you can pray again if you start to feel anxious again.
The invitation is for forever, and ever, over and over again. =]
P.S. Do you know the One who made chocolate? If not, click on the pic below to be introduced:
"Catch snowflakes on your tongue."