Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
The Clock and Worry
The clock had ticked for many years. Two ticks per second every day, 120 ticks a minute, 7,200 ticks an hour, 172,000 ticks per day, 1,209,600 ticks per week and 62,000,000 ticks a year.
One day the clock started to worry about its responsibilities. All those ticks it had to tick. The clock started to cry and promptly had a nervous breakdown.
The sick clock went to a clock physiatrist and explained its troubles.
“All those ticks”, he said, “I don’t see how I can stand it?”
The physiatrist said, “Wait a minute, how many ticks must you tick at a time?”
“Oh, I just tick one tick at a time”, said the clock.
“Well”, the doctor said, “Just go home and think about ticking only one tick and until you have ticked that tick don’t think about ticking the next tick ”
And so the clock went home and ticked its way into oblivion.
The element missing in this short story that is vital to our lives is the element of giving thanks as noted in Philippian’s 4:6. Praise overcomes worry when we develop its attitude in our lives. Think about what happens when your mind is occupied with giving thanks vs worrying.
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Of course, to have this type of peace you must first have a relationship with the peace giver.
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, by which we must be saved.” Jesus, name above all names!!!!!!!!!!