Sunday, December 11, 2016

I've Missed You! Philippians 2:1a (Part 1). Day 4, Gift 4 Chips Anyone?

I've Missed You!
Philippians 2:1a (Part 1).
SCRIPTURE

OBSERVATION

After verse 1:29, this verse is comforting.  




Looking at it in context, Paul again refers to unity three times in one sentence.  This same stress was placed on unity in verse 1:27.  (As we know, there was conflict in the Philippine church.  Philippians 4:2-3)


But, I digress.  Let's focus on Philippians 2:1a.  




Being united with Christ, accepting Him as LORD and Savior of our lives, means we can be encouraged. 

But we have to be willing to receive. 
Note the word “if”
“If
 you have any encouragement from being united with Christ.”

APPLICATION
Receiving encouragement from Christ is a choice.  Our hearts have to be open to this! 
Dear Brothers and Sisters, when we open our hearts to Christ and accept His salvation, we receive. 
But, there is so much more He has to offer! 
Are our hearts open to receiving?

Verse 1:29 states that there is suffering. 

There were definitely times in my life after I accepted Christ as my LORD and Savior that I wasn’t open to His encouragement, comfort, love, tenderness or compassion.
I was just plain
angry
or
hurt
or
scared.
I was too emotional to remember
to pray,
to listen,
to trust.

It happens, dear Reader.

But, I can also remember during deeply painful events when I did turn to Him and I was able to thrive with His strength and grace.  

To avoid writing a book instead of a post, this will be continued next time.  Until then,
be blessed!

Dear Reader, this is my truth!

Day 4, Gift 4 Chips Anyone?
The bags for the chips are finished!  Yay!  Remember, I used this fabulous tutorial!

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10 comments:

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    1. Thank you! They are so easy and such a great stash buster! I cut them all out one day and sew the next day! Your comments are appreciated!

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    1. Thank you! They were fun to make and I've heard that my grandbabies are enjoying them!

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  3. Interesting stitching project! I enjoy buttonhole/blanket stitching!

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    1. I've really enjoyed it! Thank you for visiting!

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  4. Glad you are feeling a little bit better. Unfortunately it is a long time til you feel back to 100% -- hopefully it'll be sooner than later. Get a little quilting done to take your mind off the bronchitis.

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    1. Yes, I find that the older I get, the longer it takes me to recover! Yes, I've been doing some hand sewing, crocheting and a bit of machine sewing! Yes, somehow I feel so much better when I'm in my sewing room! :)

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    1. Aren't they? I will making a new felt project for them this year for Christmas!

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