Anxious for Nothing - Session 3
Present Your Requests to God
Reminder: Watch this video the week of May 17th - May 23rd
This week is one of the most challenging of our series; but also reveals a true "spiritual recipe" for dealing with our anxiety. As the saying goes, you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. You won't discover this "secret recipe" of Paul's unless you allow, and even welcome, the times of brokenness that lead you to desperation for the Lord, into your life. Join us, as we see the value of responding "with thanksgiving" in all circumstances and situations...
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
~ Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
We sincerely believe this five-week online study will encourage you as you learn to deal with your worries, concerns and anxious moments in the light of God's Word. Let us encourage you, after watching each weeks' video teaching segment (and reading the corollary readings in the book and study guide if you've purchased those); to review the discussion questions we provide below. If you're doing this study "solo", let these prompt you in your prayer time, as you journal, or simply to ponder during your study time. If you are in a group setting for this study (face-to-face with others, or via social media or online tools); you may wish to discuss these with others in your "group".
Questions to ponder, journal, or discuss with others enjoying this study with you:
Max talks about the power of praying "specifically". Are there prayers you have been praying that are not "specific"? If so, can you re-word those prayers (write them out even) in terms that are specific?
What blessings can you name and record that should lead you from an anxious heart to a thankful heart? (Make a list!)
Instead of praying a "worry prayer", can you re-orient that same prayer to make it one "with thanksgiving" instead?
List several reasons why you think God wants us to greet our anxious times with thanksgiving; and what is the result when we do?