Verses 6 and 7 tells us what to pray about. Verse 8 tells us what to ponder.
We must think properly to have that peace after we pray.
“What you think matters.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Verse 9 tells us what to practice.
Practice – the things that you perform repeatedly; habitually.
“Sometimes we get into negative patterns and practices that repel the very presence that we need.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
We must get a pattern (practice) for what we are to follow (Jesus). Model Christ-living.
Some things you get because of instruction. Other things you receive because it was imparted to you.
“The difference between having the presence of God and the peace of God is what you practice.” – Pastor Billy Johnson