Philippians 4:11-13 – Keep Calm And Carry On

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13, ESV)

You know what’s great about being a Christian? Life comes with a survival kit. In all the twists and turns and hiccups of life, we have a trusty and handy source that can get you through it all. Of course I’m referring to the strength we find in Jesus. The Apostle Paul serves as an excellent example of surviving everything life throws his way. He wrote today’s devotional Bible verse. Verse 13 is often used more on a regular basis by than the previous two verses: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ( Philippians 4:13). I like the fact that this verse is written in direct support of “I can be content in any situation.” So often we isolate this verse and we apply it to only encourage us to do the impossible, which I am all for. However, sometimes we need to remember that Christ is also here to help in our day to day.

Paul says he can remain content no matter what the circumstances are around him. I don’t know

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Deuteronomy 8:2 – Don't Forget Your Wilderness

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And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. (Deuteronomy 8:2 ESV)

And you shall call to mind and never forget to speak of the roads of tests and paths of afflictions the Lord Thy God navigated you down these 40 years in an strange unhabituated land. With no natural maps or compasses for the purpose of manifesting what was in your heart through calculated trials of experience to see if your obedience to His commandments would take precedence over your flesh which is your own way of thinking, feeling, doing and not His (my very own).

We will all have a wilderness experience which is an experience of attacks, oppression, rejection, grief and so forth. Some of these experiences may be shocking, embarrassing, sudden and self-afflicting. Yet and still

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Philippians 1:6 – Continuing What God Started

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6 ESV)

God wants to finish in us what He started when Christ entered our life. For me it was in college. I’m sure God knew the project He was undertaking back then and all the work that needed to be done. As I look back on that beginning 30 years ago I’m amazed at what He has done. The transformation is nothing short of miraculous! It took the power of God and help from a lot of other Christians to continue that good work.

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