{Joy Day 31} The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ

  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23 Oh Lord, thank You for the gift of Your grace.   Today, I pray for an open ear to hear the whispers of Your love.  I long for open eyes to see Your faithful love.   May my heart be open to all the joy You came to bring.   May my mind be open to all the truth You are.   Use my hands to touch the lives of others.  Use my feet to move me where You know I need to be.  Use my words to speak life into others.   It's You, ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 30} God Will Supply Every Need

  And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  To our God and Father be glory forever and ever.  Amen. Greet every saint in Christ Jesus.  The brothers who are with me greet you.  All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household. Philippians 4:19-22, emphasis added I've experienced this ... the need-supplying God.  The abundance of His provision is overwhelming.   In situations throughout my life, the Hand of God has protected ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 29} Share My Troubles

  Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.  And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.  Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.  Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.  I have received full payment, and more.  I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 28} To Be Content

I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me.  You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am in 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 4:10-13, ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 27} Think About These Things

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9, emphasis added "Whatcha thinking about?"  I ask my daughter.   "Just stuff," she answers.   Isn't that the truth about ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 26} Rejoice in the Lord Always

  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  let your reasonableness be known to everyone.  The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7, emphasis added Some days it is just hard to rejoice.   The dryer breaks, the children fight, the rain ... [Read More]