Breaking Down The Familiar

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:8-9

Anxious (merimnaō): to be troubled with cares

Everything (pas): in everything; in every way; on every side, in every particular relation or matter

Prayer (proseuchē): prayer addressing God

Petition (deēsis): imploring God’s aid in some particular matter; seeking, asking, entreating; making an earnest request.

Thanksgiving (eucharistia): the giving of thanks for God’s blessing

Requests (aitēma): What is or has been asked for

Piecing it together in light of each definition:

Do not be troubled with cares but in every thing, in every way, on every side, in every particular matter address Godseek Him, ask Him, entreat Him with an earnest request. And give Him thanks for all of the blessings in your life. Present to Him, all that you have asked and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Enjoy a fresh take on a very familiar verse.

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3 thoughts on “Breaking Down The Familiar

  1. This is a great verse and a wonderful take on it. I have been trying to remember this verse as much as possible lately. Seems life just gets a little crazier every day! Great reminder of who is in control.

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