New Adventure Week 11: Pray, Ask and Thank

We are living in week eleven of the this new adventure for the Kirkpatrick clan. I have had some conversations with some possible ministry posts and have been exploring options. This evening at dinner our family went through some Bible verses at dinner time. I confess that at meals this is not typical of us–by the way–since we usually eat and run.

We are living in week eleven of the this new adventure for the Kirkpatrick clan. I have had some conversations with some possible ministry posts and have been exploring options. This evening at dinner our family went through some Bible verses at dinner time. I confess that at meals this is not typical of us–by the way–since we usually eat and run.

Philippians 4:6-7 was a passage we discussed.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then 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.

The lesson to all of us was we could choose to pray or choose to worry. And, that God’s peace and this way of living was not earned by living in Christ. We have it already because we are in Christ who is our very life and this is the normal way to live for us. But, we have to choose to pray, ask and thank.

Keep us in your prayers for a job for me that matches well and that we could as a family truly see peace instead of anxiety.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

10 comments

  1. Rich,In a way, I think it’s kinda cool how your kids are of the age where they “understand” what is going on, and you are modeling the most incredible leadership to them about reliance on God, trusting Him, His Word, and promises. Kudos to your fathering, bro.

    1. Fred, Thanks for you kind words. I hope my blogging is not making me or the situation more rosy than reality. I do have a great family but honestly it’s a stumble forward season.

  2. Rich,In a way, I think it’s kinda cool how your kids are of the age where they “understand” what is going on, and you are modeling the most incredible leadership to them about reliance on God, trusting Him, His Word, and promises. Kudos to your fathering, bro.

    1. Fred, Thanks for you kind words. I hope my blogging is not making me or the situation more rosy than reality. I do have a great family but honestly it’s a stumble forward season.

  3. Rich,In a way, I think it’s kinda cool how your kids are of the age where they “understand” what is going on, and you are modeling the most incredible leadership to them about reliance on God, trusting Him, His Word, and promises. Kudos to your fathering, bro.

    1. Fred, Thanks for you kind words. I hope my blogging is not making me or the situation more rosy than reality. I do have a great family but honestly it’s a stumble forward season.

  4. Rich,In a way, I think it’s kinda cool how your kids are of the age where they “understand” what is going on, and you are modeling the most incredible leadership to them about reliance on God, trusting Him, His Word, and promises. Kudos to your fathering, bro.

    1. Fred, Thanks for you kind words. I hope my blogging is not making me or the situation more rosy than reality. I do have a great family but honestly it’s a stumble forward season.

  5. Rich,In a way, I think it’s kinda cool how your kids are of the age where they “understand” what is going on, and you are modeling the most incredible leadership to them about reliance on God, trusting Him, His Word, and promises. Kudos to your fathering, bro.

    1. Fred, Thanks for you kind words. I hope my blogging is not making me or the situation more rosy than reality. I do have a great family but honestly it’s a stumble forward season.

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