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. Philippians 4:6-7
Listen: Philippians 4
Prison is an unlikely place to cultivate a heart of gratitude. Likewise, Philippi was a less than ideal place to listen to such a message. Speaking from a Roman jail cell, Paul wanted the Philippians to cultivate a heart of gratitude even as they experienced intense poverty and persecution. Paul encouraged them to “strive together for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you” (Philippians 1:27-28).
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
As you welcome God into your week, continue the exercise Senior Pastor Jeff Manion demonstrated in this week’s sermon. On a single sheet of paper, list three unique things for which you’re grateful. Senior Pastor Jeff Manion challenged us to continue this practice for the next 21 days as we begin to cultivate a heart of thankfulness. Then offer a prayer of thankfulness to God for his goodness to you in these three things.
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