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).
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”:
you have any encouragement from being united with Christ.”
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
I was too emotional to remember
It happens, dear Reader.
To avoid writing a book instead of a post, this will be continued next time. Until then,
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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