The Lord is near. 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 4:5b-7
Our look back at the verses we memorized in this year’s Bible Memory Practice takes us to the verse we learned in June. In these verses from Philippians 4, we see the power of coming to God in prayer in every situation.
Paul is writing here to a young church in the city of Philippi. These new Jesus-followers live in a city and culture hostile to their faith. Many have lost their businesses, friends and families for following Jesus. Paul urges them to turn to God every time they are anxious. In each situation, they can present their requests to God with a heart of thanksgiving for what Jesus has done for them. Paul reminds them even in their pain, God can bring a peace that makes no human sense. This peace will guard their hearts and minds as they move forward.
This promise is true for us. When anxieties threaten to overwhelm us, God invites us to turn to him and bring every concern. We can rest in the promise of his peace and protection over our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Review Philippians 4:5b-7. Another way to memorize a passage, especially a longer one, is to write each sentence on a different sticky note. Then post them in various places throughout your home, auto and office. Remember to recall the rest of the passage when you see a sticky note.
2022 BIBLE MEMORY PRACTICE
Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at beyondtheweekend.org/biblememorypractice.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
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