Philippians 4:6-7: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.

Guarding our hearts and conquering our fears in prayer is a worldview. We can either leave God out of the equation managing all issues on our own or we can include the Lord into the equation and address these issues with Him. The choice is ours to make. I have started praying since age 17 when I asked God to introduce Himself to me, and I can testify to the fact that God has taken good care of me.

Over the course of my life the Scriptures have become my lifeline in that they appear to me like corrective lenses through which I can view the Big Three more clearly: God, humanity, and the world; and they help me understand how best to relate to the Big Three. How I love the Bible! The scriptures are many things to me – they are encouraging, uplifting, and a delight to read (my personal favorite is the poetry of the book of Psalms); life is messy as we all know, and the Bible cuts through the confusion helping us make informed decisions. In that vein, Psalm 119 (longest Psalm of the Bible) clearly resonates with me when it says (Psalm 119:103): “How sweet your Words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.”

The Bible is so much more than mere accumulation of letters forming into words – because God Himself testified that He is the Word. So, we find God in His Word.  In John’s Prologue to his gospel records we read:

John 1:1: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Jesus is the Word made human. In the same chapter of John’s gospel we read:

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”

God communicates. God breathes His Spirit through His Word. God’s Word brings life. God spoke the universe into existence and He also speaks life over our dead human spirit. He wants to revive us. All we need to do is receive His amazing Word.

In closing I am posting one of the songs Bill and I have written and recorded. The song is taken out of Psalm 119, delivered in French and translated means:

Psalm 119, 105+112+114+116: Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.  I am determined to keep your decrees to the very end.  You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope. Lord, sustain me as you promised, that I may live! Do not let my hope be crushed.

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