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"Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."
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THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 May we always focus on the good And count our blessings as we should. May all our complaints depart And thank God with a grateful heart. Our troubles may be the same, But we can still praise His good name! Our load may be hard to bear, But thank God, the Loadbearer is there. We will forget to complain And not mention life’s pain, If our days are filled with praise, And we thank God in all our ways. Don’t think that things are so bad, And don’t live with a heart so sad. Countless blessings are ours each day. Let us thank God when we kneel and pray.
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Philippians 4 New Living Translation (NLT) 4 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters,[a] stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work. Words of Encouragement 2 Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. 3 And I ask you, my true partner,[b] to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are written in the Book of Life. 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. Paul’s Thanks for Their Gifts 10 How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. 11 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ,[c] who gives me strength. 14 Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty. 15 As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. 16 Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. 17 I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness. 18 At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. 20 Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen. Paul’s Final Greetings 21 Give my greetings to each of God’s holy people—all who belong to Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you their greetings. 22 And all the rest of God’s people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar’s household. 23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
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You see, Christ redeemed us! And we cannot add or take away from His redemptive work on the cross. That work was all-sufficient and all-inclusive. It is not being paid for on an installment plan, No! When Jesus-the spotless Lamb of God-shed His blood at Calvary, the redemptive work was completed once and for all!
I've heard many people say, "Well, if you do this the Lord will save you," or if you'll come to church regularly, the Lord will save you."
If we base our faith on anything less than the all-sufficient redemptive of Jesus, we are going to come up lacking. We're going to lack the ability to endure and stand strong. We'll lack the ability to hold fast to the promises of God.
Our human flesh tries to tell us that we have to do something, but our faith is enough! Our faith in Jesus changes us from sinners to believers. Our faith in Jesus changes us from sick to healed. Our faith changes us from bondage and captivity to freedom and liberty.
This Easter season, I encourage you to realize that our faith is sufficient to receive all of God's redemptive promises. It's time to get our eyes off of our own insufficiencies and onto Christ's sufficiency. Remember - Jesus said on the cross, "It is finished!" Stop trying to figure everything out. Just believe God. Because when we live in line with the Word and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, we will see His promises come to fruition in our life.
|Posted by Dr. Kay Wayman on February 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
A wise woman once said, "The person I have the most trouble with is the person I see in my mirror every day.
Surely this is an honest admission. What Christian has not sincerely grieved over their own spiritual shortcomings: over "doing those things I ought not to have done and leaving undone those things I ought to have done."
No follower of Christ was ever more acutely conscious of this very trait and tendency than the apostle Paul. We might take comfort from this thought. But to allow ourselves to be trapped in Satan's snare...wallowing in despair...is to disparage the limitless, liberating grace of God.
Let us then not linger in this valley of spiritual desolation. There is a way to get rid of "troublesome you," or "troublesome me." The cry, "Who will rescue me? (Romans 7:24) echoes to the very throne of God. The reply, ringing with triumphant deliverance and assurance, echoes to our very ears.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1).
|Posted by Dr. Kay Wayman on February 7, 2013 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Our openness to God's light will affect our ability to see the truth. God offers us all the light we need, but there may be some aspects of the truth we would rather not see, some areas of our lives we would rather not open up to God's light. We may want to hide our areas of shame, areas of compromise that we know will look different under God's light or areas where we hide the secret sins we aren't ready to give up. Darkness hides many things, but we need light to see the truth.
Jesus knew that some refused to trust Him with their lives. He said, "Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed" (John:19-20). Later, in one of His talks, Jesus said to the people, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (8:12).
We cannot fully see the truth unless we open our lives to God's light. But opening ourselves to His light in not a fearful process. God has already offered to forgive us for anything we may be hiding in the shadows. Jesus Christ is the light of the world. His light dispels all the darkness in our souls.
|Posted by Dr. Kay Wayman on January 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
Becoming a Christian has enormous consequences. Relationships are changed; we are given privileges; we look at life differently; our resources are inexhaustible. How do we receive all of this? Paul makes it clear: through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our relationships are changed: we have peace with God. When we are at odds with God, inner peace eludes us. Becoming a Christian necessitates being made right with God, and what a difference it makes! Peace with God is enough to sing about.
We are given privileges: we have access by faith into God's very presence. Once we knew only hostility; now we are invited into the King's presence. Once we were outside; now we are welcome inside. Access. What are you doing with the privilege of coming into God's presence? We look at life differently: we can be joyful even when facing the hard things that come into our lives. We know life isn't purposeless. God is taking the stuff of our lives and making something good out of it. We are on our way somewhere. God wants to get us ready for heaven. Our joy is real because we know we will one day share the glory of God.
Our resources are inexhaustible: God keeps pouring His love into our heart. He not only makes us feel very loved, but He is so generous in His supply that we have an overflow of love for other people. He gives us the Holy Spirit, who not only transforms our thinking, but makes God's love real to us.
Our trouble begins when we forget these great realities and concentrate on our inadequacies, our fears, and all the other manifestations of our smallness. The proof of God's love is that Jesus Christ died for us. We are no longer shivering outside in the cold with no credentials to come before the King. Jesus has invited us into His very presence and has given us all we need and more besides. This passage in Romans 5 is a renewed invitation to take advantage of our privileges as child of the King.:)