Beautiful day greetings to you, beloved family of saints!!! How exciting that today we have great opportunity to have the presence of the God of the Universe with us in heart thru our faith in His finished work on the cross that has given us forever victory from the wages of sin that the enemy of this world inflicted upon God’s people just as soon as God had completed His creation, putting Adam and Eve into the paradise Garden of Eden!!! Jesus didn’t let it get Him down or stop His forward moving eternal plan though, hence the cross mission that forever saves us thru our faith in Him. We are reconciled to our holy Father forever, never to be separated from Him, made heirs to all the glorious riches of His Kingdom in Christ Jesus and blessed with His all-powerful Spirit living close to us in our very hearts!!! He is our counselor and victor, always leading us in triumphant procession!!! His written Word (the Bible) tells us this about our Father:
“for it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”
Oh our sweet Jesus is always at work in us to empower us to carry out His “good pleasure” into this world where we are!!! He tells us:
“Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren (sisters, too), whatever is true; whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
Our Father desires that we all be children of hope and joy and peace and Paul encourages the people of Philippi to “Do all things without grumbling or disputing.” He tells them this for two reasons 1) to prove ourselves blameless and innocent, above reproach in a world influenced by the enemy that likes to accuse God’s people day and night 2) in order to be lights in the world, holding fast the Word of life that is all about love, hope and victory in Christ Jesus!!! Our Father’s promise to us as His kids of faith is this “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son…” (Romans 8:28-29) Whatever Satan throws at us in life, our Father will always help us thru it triumphantly!!! YAY!!! GOOO FATHER!!! YOU ROCK ALWAYS!!!
WOOOHOOO!!! I am sooo thankful for our Father’s Word that always guides us in loving and helping each other in divine ways. That was the Apostle Paul’s heart as well and he spoke these words to the people of Philippi so that in the day of Christ’s return that Paul would have reason to glory because he did not run in vain nor toil in vain. He spoke to the people of Philippi that he rejoiced that the Lord chose him to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of their faith. He told them he rejoiced and shared his joy with them all. He urged the people to rejoice in the same way and to share their joy with him. Paul spent a lot of time encouraging and seeking to uplift God’s people and I can imagine it must have been discouraging for him to work so hard and then have the people having unchecked grumbling and disputing. Moses experienced the same thing when he led the Israelites thru the desert towards God’s land flowing with milk and honey!!! It was because of a lack of faith upon the hearts of the people.
Jesus understands challenges in life. He went to the cross for us and He sweated blood at the thought of it. His victory came thru taking His circumstance to prayer before His Father where He found the help to face the cross for the joy set before Him!!! 🙂 I am sooo thankful Jesus didn’t let the enemy win!!! We are blessed because of the choice Jesus made to trust in His Father!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!!
It was Paul’s heart that God’s people live in joy, peace and harmony together and Father speaks to my heart today that when as His people, we let our attitude in life become one of unchecked grumbling and disputing, we are not showing the world any reason why Christ makes a life better in this world. Oh, that devil dude sure does laugh over that one!!! YIKES!!! Let’s get him, beloved saints – thru the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony!!! Let’s denounce his lies and scheming ways towards us and take grumbles and disputes (cares) to the Lord who gives us the wisdom and the rest of heart to deal rightly in situations!!! Let’s be givers of Father’s hope in the world where we are!!!
In light of our Father’s Word, let us ask ourselves if we have cares that Jesus can help us deal rightly with to overpower the enemy of our lives. What is He saying in His Word is an appropriate action/mindset that needs to be taken to deal rightly with it so that we can have our Father’s victory and peace in it??? “Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Oh His Word brings us smiles, knowing that He has it handled divinely as always when we look to Him to help us in life!!! 🙂 I love that sweet reassurance by He who is all powerful. HOOORAH!!! In Him, we are more than conquerors in all things thru Christ who loves us (Romans 8:31-39)!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! I love this song of joy here.