Bible Ballistics: BBs #51 What’s Between????
Last week we talked about “Nothing Between” my soul and the Savior, and surely we must be diligent to keep our hearts in tune with God. But how do we do that? Let’s take a look at some portions of Philippians 4 and consider Paul’s advice.
Philippians 4:1, “Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved ……..
so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved……
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing
by prayer and
let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and
if there be any praise,
think on these things.”
Simply stated yet not always easy, our confidence must be in what God is doing in and through us by His Spirit. Paul began this letter to the Philippians with that very assurance in Philippians 1:6,
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” He saves—He keeps!!
God is continually working to conform us to the image of Jesus. My part is to yield to His direction? Guarding my heart to keep it pure? Walking in the Spirit not the flesh?
So???? Here’s our shot for the day.
rejoice in the Lord,
but pray in all things.
Then experience the ‘peace of God’ and ‘think on these things’, keeping our eyes on Jesus and remembering,
“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Romans 11:36.
“for without me ye can do nothing” John 15:5b
It’s all about HIM—May I be found faithful in Him today!!! And you?