Philippians 1:12 (Part 1)
Paul wants them to know something. When someone tells me, “I want you to know…” my ears perk up. What does he want them to know?
That his imprisonment,
his suffering has served to advance the gospel!
But how has his trial served to advance the gospel?
It has to be his attitude.
His manner of being.
And God did provide an encourager in the form of Timothy.
Now, all along I thought he was in prison – in a dungeon.
But my NIV Study Bible notes tell me that this time he was under house arrest in his own rental home when he wrote Philippians. At first this homebody thought, “That’s not so bad.”
But wait! This is Paul we’re talking about. I don’t imagine him enjoying being home all the time. He could only share the gospel if people came to him! He was completely out of control of his ability to minister! He was placed in a position where he couldn’t go to those he knew need Christ more than ever.
He had to wait for them to come to him.
Is God not in the same position?
He will not force His way into our lives.
He waits, standing at the door knocking
Are you ready to admit your need?
Am I ready to admit my need?
Oh yes! Come in My LORD, do please come in!
I've finally realized something.
I forgot that Sundays, my Slow Stitching days, were going to be dedicated to working on my Grandmother's Flower Garden. I started other slow stitching projects and they replaced my Grandmother's Flower Garden.
So, my other slow stitching projects will be worked on during the week! Also, I have so many hand stitching projects that a few will now become machine stitched.
Like my dot your i's quilt and my Quilty 365.
|Dot Your i's|
|Around the House Stitching Club|
Being that I have another cold, these will be a perfect project to work on today and tomorrow - along with sewing the label on the baby quilt and crocheting the circles for the border of Baby M2's afghan! Pics of these projects coming soon!
I'm linking up to
Needle and Thread Thursdays.
This is my truth!