Welcome to the July 26, 2007 Newsletter
Mini-devotional - Don't be anxious
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus," (Phil. 4:6-7).
these often repeated verses are so important for the Christian. We are susceptible to worry, apprehension, and fear. Even though we trust in the true and living God there are times when we are anxious, not praying, and not being thankful. These words remind us of who God is. You see, there is a relationship between how much we trust God and how much we worry. Since God is the creator of the universe, the sovereign Lord, the one who became man and died for our sins, and we should not be worried about our lives. We need trust him even beyond our ability to comprehend.
That is what true faith is. Faith measured by the amount of trust you put in God when everything around you encourages you to be unsettled. So, as you put your faith and hope in the living God, through the person of Jesus, you are free to not be anxious and to give all things to God in prayer and experience the peace that God brings. It's real, just as real as God is.
I want to thank all of you who have been supporting CARM. The summer months have been rather tight and this week we got enough donations so we won't have to worry about finances for a few weeks. The Lord has provided and I know that he will continue to do so through the body of Christ.
Love and Hate
CARM is constantly getting e-mails of thanks and praise and condemnation. Here are a few...in the raw. (At the suggestion of a reader, the hate mail is first so that the last taste in your mouth, is the love mail).