Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flights and Philippians

I am leaving on a jet plane for New York tonight. I love New York City, but I hate to fly. I have major anxiety about planes and airports. It isn't so much the trapped feeling or the spread of germs or the lack of trust I sometimes have in humanity, it is the falling from the sky or crashing on (or off) the runway that makes me paralyzed with fear. 

I am asking you to pray for traveling mercies for me. All day there have been beautiful reminders and wisdom about faith, and I feel that the Lord has sent me those today because of my flight tonight. He is an amazing God. He is why I don't believe in coincidence.
So, here is the verse I will be focused on when in flight:

Philippians 4:5-9 
The Lord is near. 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. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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