“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.” Phil. 4:6-7
1 Thankfulness lessens our anxiety (“do not be anxious”).
2 Thankfulness reframes every situation we find ourselves in (“in every situation”).
3 Thankfulness puts us in a posture of prayer and submission to God (“by prayer and petition”).
4 Thankfulness authorizes us to ask God for what is good (“present your requests to God”).
5 Thankfulness imparts peace (“and the peace of God”).
6 Thankfulness orients us toward the transcendent (“which transcends all understanding”).
7 Thankfulness protects our hearts and minds (“will guard your hearts and minds”).
8 Thankfulness keeps us connected with Jesus Christ (“in Christ Jesus”).