My thoughts from Chapter 1 can be found HERE
My thoughts from Chapter 2 can be found HERE.
My thoughts from Chapter 3 can be found HERE.
Chapter 4 is Paul's final appeal for us to know Jesus Christ even more. Six out of the just 23 verses in Chapter 4 held so much meaning for me it was hard to narrow it down. But, from those verses, I am reminded to be Thankful and be Content, and He will meet all my needs. What a blessing that is!
S - Scripture
Philippians 4:6 NIV
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
O - Observation
Nothing can be done without God. Without him life is chaotic, distressful, and without peace. He is waiting for us to turn to Him with our worries, our hopes, our dreams, and our successes. He will listen and give peace.
A - Application
There is no doubt this verse screamed at me with red flashing lights. I have ALWAYS been a worrier, but lately, I have been more anxious about even little things. I keeps me up at night, it turns my stomach, and adds unneeded stress to my already busy life. I KNOW I need to go to Him in prayer and I do....sometimes, but other times (most times) my worry and anxiety consumes my mind and heart and I can't focus on anything else. This verse was just the reminder I needed to hear and in going to him, I will be able to Let Go and Let God....wait....wasn't that my theme for this year????
P - Prayer
I know I am to go to you with my worries, my hopes, and my fears, but instead I let them fester and get bottled up inside me. I want to think that I can handle things on my own but this reminded me today that it isn't possible. If I truly want peace, calm, and contentment to enter my mind and heart, I need to remember to turn to you in prayer. Thank you for that reminder today and thank you for loving me, even with all my faults.
Thanks to MOMS TOOLBOX for offering this great Bible Study and helping me get back into the Word! If you are just stopping by, take out your Bible today and read the short, but full Book of Philippians. You will be richly blessed by Paul's words.