God sees us as we are – and He loves us. This is the great message that comes to us from the hymn, “Just as I am.” Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, didn’t wait for us to come to Him before He came to us. He didn’t wait for us to live for Him […]Read More Travelling With Humility And Courage
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and […]Read More The Best Is Still To Come.
There’s always a difference between what we are and what we could be. God is calling us beyond what we are in ourselves. He’s calling us on to what He wants us to become. If we settle for what we are – “That’s just me. That’s just the way I am”, we will quickly lose […]Read More Pressing on …
Philippians 1:1-2:11 Do you feel like you can`t go on? Do you feel like giving up? Here`s God`s Word of encouragement for you: ‘He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ’(1:6). God finishes what He starts – ‘He didn`t bring us this far to […]Read More ‘Kept by the power of God’
Joy in the Lord – This is not a superficail emotion. We rejoice in the Lord – the God of perfect love, the God of perfect holiness. When we see that true joy is joy in the Lord, we understand why the Word of God can speak of both joy in the Lord – “Rejoice […]Read More “Rejoice in the Lord always … ” (Philippians 4:4).
Philippians 2:12-3:11 God’s command- ‘Work out your own salvation’- must never be separated from His promise – ‘God is at work in you’(12-13). We do not save ourselves – We ‘put no confidence in the flesh’. We are saved by the Lord – We ‘glory in Christ Jesus’(3). We are to ‘shine as lights in […]Read More ‘God is at work in you.’
John 15:16, Philippians 3:12, 4:1–19 ‘Christ Jesus has made me His own’(Philippians 3:12). In Paul`s words, we hear an echo of Jesus` words, ‘You did not choose Me… I chose you’(John 15:16). Christ has claimed us for Himself. He has laid claim to every part of our life. We are to ‘rejoice in the Lord […]Read More Christ has claimed us for Himself. He has laid claim to every part of our life.