Monday, October 17, 2016
Philippians 1:19. Quilty News: Block 2 Finished!
Naturally I would include verse 18 in this study of 19 because they are one sentence. But wow! There is so very much in this one sentence:
18bYes, and I will continue to rejoice,
19for I know that through your prayers
and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me
will turn out for my deliverance.
Let’s remember that Paul is rejoicing that the Gospel of Jesus is being preached whether by scrupulous or unscrupulous people. All that matters to him is that Christ is preached. As long as He is being preached – Paul rejoices.
So, he continues to rejoice for or because he knows something.
What does he know?
How does he know it?
Via the prayers of the saints
The help given by Spirit of Jesus Crhist.
See, our prayers are vital in all circumstances. I truly believe they move the heart of God and via His Spirit, our knowledge and depth of insight grows.
So, when we are lost,
when we don’t know what to do,
when our friends or loved ones are hurting,
when all looks hopeless and pain abounds,
when all we can do is pray
So many times I have said,
“I’m so sorry! I can only pray for you.”
And I have felt helpless.
It’s not “I can only pray for you!”
Prayer moves the very heart of God!
Prayer releases the Holy Spirit to
and give peace.
It was the prayer of the saints and the moving of the Holy Spirit that gave Paul the knowledge that what was happening to him would turn out for his deliverance.
He could rejoice.
He could rejoice while in chains.
the prayers of the saints
his joy while in chains.
Father God, thank you for this insight into the connection between prayer and rejoicing while in chains. Thank you for pouring into my heart and brain. So many of my friends that read this blog have very real needs right now, LORD.
You know their needs, Father.
You know their situations.
So, I ask you to meet their needs,
comfort them that they may comfort others,
provide for them,
keep them safe.
You are amazing, Father.
And I love You.
Quilty News: Block 2 Finished!
Next up, I'll be using this pile of scraps to make something beautiful! More Christmas secrets!