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Philippians 4:6

Updated: Jan 2

Weekly Journal Entry

Date: January 1, 2021

Verse: Philippians 4:6


Dear God,


It's me, your daughter, writing you again (*As if you didn't already know it was me. I mean you're God... so you kind of know everything).


Anyway…


I was reading your Word because You know... in this year, I kind of promised You that I would :) and as I was reading, I came across this verse:

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done."

Say what, God?


You mean that no matter what comes my way in life:

You do not want me to worry?

You want me to instead pray?


How is that possible?


God, you know we are super tight :), Right?!


I mean, I trust you with all my heart (I mean I did constantly nag you about that one thing, but that's because I truly felt like I couldn't hear you) but, God the truth is, I know you're God, but sometimes in the midst of hard things, it's hard for me not to worry.


How does a professional worry wart no longer worry when they are dealing with something that is not in their control?

Signed with Love and a Desire to Truly Know the Answer,

Your Daughter Zane

Dear Zane,


I've waited for your letter my daughter. More than anything, I've waited for you to fall upon this verse. You see, I've watched you for so long. I've paid attention to how you handle hard things or should I say, how hard things have handled you? My daughter do not be ashamed. I am here with you in order to teach you. My daughter I did not place you on this earth to simply survive,

I placed you here to thrive. I did not place you on this earth to be defeated by hard things, I placed you here so that through the power that works in you, I am able to do great and miraculous things. I must first help you recognize who you are so that you may know that when things come your way, Your Father has already handled them for you.

In Philippians 4:6, Paul hands you keys that although wrote to the Philippians a very long time ago, can still be successfully used today. Take these keys with you every where you go and when worry appears, use them. Allow them to open the door to a place of resting in the peace that my promises bring.


Signed with Love, Compassion and Grace,

Your Father

Your Weekly Journaling Prompt


The Instruction:


God instructs us to do the following in Philippians 4:6:


"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done."

The 4 Keys:


  1. Don't worry about anything.

  2. Pray about everything.

  3. Tell God what you need.

  4. Thank Him for all He has done.



Put this into Practice:


1. Identify a current worry. Write in your journal about this worry and why you are worried. Identify the true root of this worry if you can.


2. Pray. I suggest for your journaling prompts, to write out your prayer. Pray to God surrounding this worry.


3. Tell God what you need. As you confess to God your worries and why you are worried and as you talk to Him about your concerns, don't be afraid to ask Him for what you need. It could be as simple as reassurance that everything will be okay. Whatever it is, don't be afraid to ask.


4. Thank God for all He has done. Thank God for the things that He has done for you in your life. Reflect on how He has shown up in your previous areas of worry and thank Him for always being God no matter what. Spend time thanking God and writing out your gratitude concerning who God is and has always been in your life.


Once you have prayed and completed your journaling prompt, leave the rest in God's hands.


God promises us in Philippians 4:7, that when we follow the instructions laid out for us in Philippians 4:6, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will surround our hearts and mind.


I believe HIM and you should too!


Note: *Zane is a fictitious character that represents every woman in this world that we desire to reach and provide a online space for them to rest and be restored.

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