DAY 11 — So much of the chaos comes from the unseen enemy, and it is important that we cast all everything onto God, who sees and cares deeply for the anxiety we feel.
1 PETER 5:6-11
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
WEEK 3 - PEACE OVER CHAOS
We are getting closer to all the things we have been preparing so long for. It would be easy at this point to grow anxious, worried, or even chaotic. We may have feelings of being unprepared or fear of the unknown. However, it is at this time that we would grow even more confident in the Lord. Despite all the things that need to be done, pray that our lives would be defined by the peace of God. As people that are not a part of this family draw near, we want them to recognize this peace that emanates from us. What is it that you are holding onto that is preventing you from resting in God? Pray that God would take away these things and pull you near to him. Seek peace for the whole body, that the community would be a place of rest and comfort and not chaos.
Pray the Scripture
First, Read the Scripture aloud and pray the exact words back to God. Second, go back through it verse by verse, and in your own words pray to God based on the words in Scripture. Third, take notes of what God revealed to you in that time.
Sometimes we may run out of words to say, or maybe you are someone that cannot stop talking to God. In either case, we need to grow comfortable with sitting and growing quiet to hear from the Lord. Remember to rest in God’s presence so that you can hear Him when he speaks to you.
In your time of prayer, write down what is you are praying for so that you can look back to see what God did. Also, write down what God is revealing to you. We like to think we will remember everything, but humans are pretty forgetful beings.