DIG for Friday the 24th of July…..no worry, no anxiety, peace is what the Lord brings us…..Galatians 5 v 22 and 23

OK, so I’m sitting in Aberdeen airport getting ready to board my flight for a wee “preaching tour” in London and I suddenly remember my Bible is still in my study.

I remember not putting it in my case, thinking I would put it in my hand luggage in the morning, but I didn’t.

So, off to preach at three church services without a Bible.

In the past condemnation could have kicked in with, “what kind of preacher are you, you can’t even remember your Bible”.

In the past worry could have kicked in as well with, “well, how can I preach without a Bible”.

But peace is reigning in my heart this morning and I am not going to let a silly wee mistake ruin things for me.

Sitting here smiling and pondering the situation the Lord said, “Well, you could always trust me to bring all things to your remembrance”; yes, the Lord seems to have a dry sense of humour at times.

At times we can let little things get out of hand, we can make mountains out of mole hills.

Our emotions can take over and make problems for ourselves.

There are normally numerous answers to any of our problems; in this example I could borrow a Bible, I could use a Bible on my phone, I’m sure there are even shops in London that sell Bibles.

We just need to keep control of our emotions (which we can do if we want to), think clearly and come up with suitable solutions.

We could always ask the Holy Spirit for help as well.

We can choose whether to let peace reign in our hearts or we can choose to let worry and concerns take over instead.

Let’s all choose peace.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have made it possible for peace to reign in our lives if we just choose to accept it”.

Galatians 5 v 22 and 23…..But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance against such there is no law


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