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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Month of Thankfulness: Day Five

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:1-2

This is God's command regarding the authorities that He, in His sovereignty, places over us. And so I submit. But I do so prayerfully, as directed in this passage from Philipians 4:6-7.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

And so today I am thankful for God's promise of peace. The peace of God, no less! How could I not be thankful for that!?

To see what others are thankful for today, visit Rebecca who is gathering our thankful thoughts each day for the month of November.

1 comment:

ellen b. said...

That Philippians passage is such an encouragement. We have a lot to be thankful for and God's peace is at the top for sure!