“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” - Ephesians 4:2-3
Wow, this sounds so good, doesn’t it? And when we do live this way, it is good. But that’s really hard to do on a consistent basis. There are so many obstacles in life that get in the way of living with a serving, gentle, humble heart. Finances, stress, time, emotions, obligations, and fatigue are just some of the common reasons that we often become selfish, harsh, and prideful. It happens to all of us!
Do you want to find more peace within yourself, even in the midst of all that you have to keep doing? Do you want to grow closer in your relationships because maybe all those obstacles have piled up for so long? Do you want to be able to experience more gratitude in your daily life? Yes, you can!
God said that if you pray and try not to worry that “you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7
You might be thinking how great that is, but you also might be thinking that you don’t know how to stop worrying or stop stressing about things. The good news is that there are steps you can take to begin to experience God’s peace. I can help you figure out how to incorporate those steps into your life. Together we can examine the obstacles in your life that keep you from living peacefully and gracefully. Together we can develop a plan to help you live the God wants you to live.
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