Be Thankful

Philippians 4:6-7

My favorite book of the Bible is Philippians and my favorite chapter is four. This chapter contains four of my favorite memory/ prayer verses. We will use these for the next four devotions. The first one is actually two verses. “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”. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT). My key words include prayer, thank him, beyond and peace. Prayer is important and is one area of my life I continue to develop, adjust and grow. My prayers should be sincere at the start, the end of my day and through-out my day. Often when prayer is mentioned, being thankful is included. Thank him for the past, present and what He will do. I try to anticipate a bigger perspective. I am waiting for him to do something big and unexpected in my life. This is as opposed to praying specifically what I want or getting His support after I am in motion with my answer. Also, His peace will guard and protect our hearts and minds. This peace is greater than we could imagine and beyond our grasp or understanding. He challenges us not to be anxious about ANYTHING. We need not limit our God in how He can work in our lives in His timing. When we downsized and moved in 2021, He provided and blessed us beyond what we asked for. With this and the next three devotions there will be a third question to list five items or areas you are thankful for.

How would you rate your pray life and what needs adjusting?

Do you limit God in your prayers by only thinking of your way or answer?

Write down five things you are thankful for.

Published by groundedandgrowingweekly

About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and enjoys inspiring others through his books. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 35 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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