"There are so many memorable words and phrases in the final chapter of Philippians. I have returned time and again to the words in verse 6: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present…"
"I like Paul's admission in Philippians 3 that he is on continuing spiritual journey. He reminds us in verse 15 that even if we have attained a certain level of spiritual maturity, we still have much to learn. We need not be discouraged,…"
"I was re-reading verses 10 and 11 just now, and in my study Bible it says that the somehow is not an expression of doubt but if intense concern and involvement. I am not exactly sure what this means, but perhaps it is like when I say, "Somehow…"
"Katherine Eisele said:Paul reminds me of what is truly important! All the qualifications, degrees, certifications, memberships, honors, family and reputation are nothing compared to our identity in Christ.
Paul speaks of rubbish in vv. 8-9. I…"
"I have several people in my life who have encouraged my spiritual growth. One pastor that I had years ago offered me personal counseling which I would say actually began my spiritual journey. Through his ministry, I came to trust completely in God…"
it seems to be a problem I find with a lot of people especially myself, this stepping aside and letting God have control, I guess we are taught to do and find it hard to let go of that control it is something I need to remember also
just wanted to comment on your verse it is one the ones God gave to me a number of years ago but God reminded me of it reciently when I lost my job due to a reduction in force at the bank where I worked.
When that happened the word 'purpose' which was my key word for that verse was my very first thought and instead of the normal feelings that were expected in that situation I became very excited, filled with anticipation of what God had in store for me.
I am now so busy with His work that I don't have time for a 'job'
It is always exciting to discover His 'purpose' in our lives
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