I feel like going through this “prayer study” has really prepared me to open my eyes to viewing scripture that I’ve heard repeated over and over since childhood from a different angle. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the thirst I’ve felt whenever my mind takes that little extra leap to gain something extra, a new understanding or a new application.
Suffering has been the main focus of the sermons at my church for a few weeks now. It is also the topic of a book I’ve been reading with my husband. In both cases, certain verses from Philippians 4 have been repeated and repeated, but it took one minute in another church service, one quick moment of simply reading through it and not even stopping to talk about it, for me to feel that “fresh breath of wind” running through my mind.