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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Do Less, Pray More & Be Content

"Do Less, Pray More & Be Content"
This is what the Lord spoke into my heart as I was praying for a friend's situation and it led me to the Philippians 4:11
"Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have."
 This whole chapter has such great advice and wisdom as to what we should be doing when we hit a rock in the road of our plans and when something isn't going quiet as we planned it. In the NLT Study Bible it is entitled Words of Encouragement and rightly so. From the first verse Paul starts by saying: "stay true to the Lord." In verse 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." What a powerful reminder of the times we are living in and where we should be at all times- full of joy, rejoicing in the Lord; ready for His return.
Verse 8: We are to fix our thoughts on whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Thinking about those things which are excellent and praiseworthy. Goodness, what a difference our daily thought lives and emotional states would be if we actually did this. To be at this place would take daily devotion and prayer time and it would take putting God first. I know that this whole chapter is worth reading through several time and as I read it in regards to my friends situation it certainly ministered to me too. So I encourage you to take a break this evening before you go to sleep and read Philippians 4 for it's Words of Encouragement.
God Bless You In Christ's Love, Kim Fincher
www.KimFincher.org
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