Think on These Things
Shamefully, I grow in my Christian life at an unpredictable pace. Not steady, not fast, and not constant.
I find that I am a "Coaster." At least for a while I was and am just now seeing the results of that.
It is not that The Lord hasn't been working around me all of the time.. it is just that I only see it when I am closer to Him.
But, after reading my Bible more fervently,, more REGULARLY this year,, ( not the hit and miss weekly schedule I kept before),, I am seeing His amazing works around me, and have a more Constant Peace.
Philippians 4: 6-8 -
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally brethren,, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; is there be any virtue , and if there be any praise, think on these things."
WOW!! These particular verses are so challenging,, yet so true.
While re-examining my walk with the Lord, and how I can live a more Holy life, I am always reminded of the verses above.
They are so clear cut... so matter of fact.. and have proved so life-changing for me.
I am making my requests made known before the Lord, and thinking on what is:
~true - not the "what-if's
~honest - nothing other
~just - governed by His word only
~pure - what is pleasing to Him
~lovely, good report, virtue and praise
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I am so thankful that I don't have to do this alone.. not only does the Lord promise to be with me, but He also gave me His word as a guide to live by.
Today I was blessed beyond what my words here can even describe.
I will not blog about the specifics,,,
but, thank the Lord for another day of seeing His unfolding plan in my life.
I am humbled.
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