Hello Loves!! Happy Month of Thankfulness to You! Today I am sharing my Bible Journaling Philippians 4:6 page and my thoughts on the verse. I do hope you’ve decided to join in on the fun!
But bear with me for a minute or two while I vent. Does anyone else feel like time is just slipping by? It seems like was yesterday we were hugging our granddaughter’s on Halloween night and here we are today the 4th of Nov. already. Ok, thanks for listening and I am sorry. Shall we start over? I agree we should! Let’s get started, shall we?
Bible Journaling Philippians 4:6 – the verse
Philippians 4:6 reads – Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
This was such a powerful verse and it really spoke volumes to me. I am a worrier and I mean I worry about everything. Anxiety is something of everyday life for me. It’s a trait that I’ve asked the Lord for help with. Like I’ve said many times before, and I’ll say again now, I am a work in progress and He’s not done with me yet.
Don’t worry about anything – don’t be anxious for anything, not that you shouldn’t care or have a lack of concern. It just means that as believers we shouldn’t be fearful, paranoid/anxious or uneasy. And here’s the reason why. As believers, we can speak directly to God, the maker of heaven and earth, the One who has all the power and authority, who is control of every situation. Wow, read that again! That’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?
but in everything, through prayer and petition with Thanksgiving – so instead of being anxious, we are told to humbly and gratefully take everything to God in prayer. Not just a prayer of asking, but a prayer full of thanksgiving. Did you know that a mature prayer is filled with Thanksgiving and not just requesting God’s help?
Now don’t begin to think for one second, that just because we have God we aren’t going to be worry-free. It also doesn’t suggest that we won’t need additional help with our problems. But what we are told here is that we should first address our problems with prayer.
Bible Journaling Philippians 4:6 – the page
This was another fun page to create, it was also a page I didn’t do much planning/thinking into for creating it. I love it when the Spirit works through me when I am creating in His name.
For this page, I printed the verse, date and verse tag. I also used embellishments like the little tag, printed sticker pumpkins, little ladder, and flowers to add some pop to the page.
I am not sure why but I printed the verse for this page bigger than I normally would. But I ended up cutting it into strips and using my watercolor pencils to add some color to them. After arranging them and securing them to my page I added some of the other things mentioned above. To finish up I added a few little notes, the date, verse tag, and a tab to my page. It’s a simple page but very straight to the point. A great colorful reminder that I need to work on my anxiety, and God is there to help me.
What did you learn from this verse, and what was God speaking to you? I hope you’ll join in and walk through this Thankfulness scripture plan with me. If you decide you want to make sure you use #thankfulness when you share your pages, study notes, etc.
I am thankful that God has led you here today.
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Have a blessed day!