Tag Archive for: Philippians

Eternity is at Stake

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8, AMP)

Today, I have to be honest…  the devotional I’m about to write tears my heart apart.  It breaks me inside and causes my eyes to well up with tears.  In fact, writing about it is difficult.  I would love to gloss over it.  I would love to pretend it doesn’t exist.  But I can’t gloss over it and I can’t pretend it doesn’t exist.  Even if acknowledging it hurts!

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Jehovah Shalom, My Peace

There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2)

Here are the names of God that we have studied so far:

1.  Elohim ~ God is the All-Powerful One, He is the Creator.

2.  El Roi ~ The God who sees me.

3.  El Shaddai ~ The All Sufficient One, God Almighty.

4.  Immanuel ~ God with us.

5.  Jehovah Jireh ~ The Lord will provide.

6.  Jehovah Mekaddishkem ~ The Lord who sanctifies.

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I’m Thankful for You

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:3-6)

Dear Readers,

I thank God daily for you. My only purpose in writing has been to encourage you in the things of God and help you walk out God’s Word. It brings me great delight every time I read your comments about the work of God in your lives. Truly, there have been a few days that I’ve wondered… Is it worth it? Am I making a difference? Honestly, every time I get to that spot… I receive a precious comment, email, or message from one of you. Each one encourages me to continue writing about God’s faithfulness in my life.

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Living Half Full

My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. (James 2:1)

Please take time to read James 2 this week and find out what God has for you there.

I’ve read and studied James 2 for a couple of weeks now.  I’ve asked the Lord to show me where I play favorites.  I’ve asked for Him to help me back up my faith with action.  I’m learning more about myself through this chapter and God’s call for me to live a righteous life.

At first glance, James 2:1-13… didn’t resonate with my heart.  But the more I studied it, the more I understood it.  The Lord has shown me where I play favorites.  Honestly, I thought I was fairly good in this area, but a closer look at it made me see I have some work to do in this area as well.  I tend to treat most people equally, but there is one area where I see that I treat people differently.  Or at least this is the one area that God is working on in me, this week.

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Beautiful Reflection

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 transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

I love this picture!  It makes me think about what my reflection looks like.  Am I reflecting the Father in my thoughts, my words, and my actions?  If not, what needs to change.  How can I better reflect the One who knows me, who sees me, who loves me?  How can I better reflect the work done on the cross for me?

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