Saturday, July 10, 2010

God's word

It's quite amazing how God knows months ahead of time when you're going to need certain verses. I was on a reading schedule of 2-3 chapters of the bible a night. Chris decided that we were to read the same chapter daily and discuss it together. to help us grow.

We fought yesterday. not a screaming, beat-down, loud fight, but we fought. for a decent part of the afternoon and into the evening. because we were focusing on ourselves. because i was feeling betrayed and he was feeling beat down. but we both sat down (separately) and read our bible verse for the night.

enter Philippians chapter 4:

4:4-8
rejoice in the Lord always. i will say it again: rejoice! let your gentleness be evident to all. the Lord is near. do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about such things

4:11-13
...for i have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. i know what it is to be in need, and i know what it is to have plenty. i have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. i can do everything through him who gives me strength.

it's really amazing how a few paragraphs can change your whole outlook. change your attitude. make you fall more in love.

2 comments:

  1. You know, it's amazing how one verse of scripture can fit any situation. It depends on what you are going through at the time. God is awesome that way, eh? I can fit these particular passages to my life right now too. What a blessing!

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  2. Philippians is the bomb diggity. ANd I can totally apply that whole block of scripture to my life, but especially verses 11-13. Except I'm not content like Paul right now. Need to work on that.

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