Brakes And Rotors

Hey, y’all, it’s Daisy. I am in such a good mood today because today we are looking ahead at this week together. And the alone time that I had with God today just really brought me out of a place of fear and into a place of just total peace. And God really turned my anxiety about the future into excitement about the future (which is crazy – but it’s something only God can do). And it just completely shifted my day.

And that’s why I think it’s so important to have this alone time with God and to have this journal. And it’s so it’s why I am so passionate about telling y’all about it because I get to experience moments like this on a day-to-day basis. God is just revealing so much to me, and it’s so exciting. I just want to share it with the world; I want to shout it from the rooftops! So, if you don’t have an Alone With God journal, I just want to let you know that you can get one at

Let’s prepare for the week together. The verse for today is Philippians 4:8.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, 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.

Today, I realized that I need new brake pads and rotors. Honestly, it gave me a lot of anxiety to think about having to pay so much money to get my car fixed. Something that I feel like God is trying to change in me is my relationship with money and not making it an idol. And not making it something I’m afraid of or that I make bigger than God. That’s really coming from surrendering my need to know how I’m going to be provided for.

I grew up in a household where money is just the number one cause of stress and tension for my family. And so, there’s just so much fear from my childhood about whether or not I’m going to be taken care of. As I noticed that I was focusing on all of these fear-driven “what if” scenarios, I caught myself. And I just started to give thanks, and that’s been the thing that I have been turning to; it’s that if I feel anxiety I just go into praise. I gave thanks for the fact that I have a car and that I can afford to get it repaired this time. I gave thanks that I lived close to a mechanic and that I wouldn’t have to get my car towed. I even gave thanks for the fear because I was realizing how afraid I was that I put my intention on God because of it. I was saying, “Oh my gosh, I’m really terrified. I need to turn to God.” And so, I’m thankful for that fear to give me that realization.

The verse that I picked for today was the verse that I ran to when my fear started to feel really overwhelming. It just helped me to choose new thoughts and to lean on God’s love and provision instead of my own fear or my own understanding of the circumstances. And I started to see this moment as a blessing and something to draw me closer to God. It is an opportunity to trust and to see how supported I am. And so, that just helped me to lean on God’s love and his provision instead of my own need to control it.

So, as you move through this week, I just really urge you to give thanks and set your thoughts on higher ground whenever you start feeling that anxiety come in. Don’t wait until it is already rampant in your system. Start the moment that you notice it. And replace your fears with the courage to trust and surrender.

Let’s pray together. I want to start this prayer with a verse. And then we’ll go into the prayer. So the prayer will kind of be half verse/half Daisy prayer.

Do not be anxious about anything. But in every situation, 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.

Heavenly Father, I just bring you my fears with a joyful heart, and a thankful heart because I know that you care for me. I pray that your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind and that I will continue to put my trust in you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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