Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Simple Devotion...Philippians 4:4-8


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 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, 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.”
Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4 has a treasure trove of verses that I have clung to during difficult times. I really needed this reminder to go back and read and think about these verses again. I heard Thelma Wells speak about verse 6 a few years ago. She used the version that says "Be anxious for nothing...", only she very adamantly and enthusiastically pronounced it...

"Be anxious for NO THING..."
Good point, eh?
The part of the chapter that really stands out to me states in NIV,
"4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Gee, how would my life change if I really rejoiced ALWAYS?
5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
This gal definitely needs to learn to be more gentle.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Talk about life changing! I need to not only have this memorized, but internalized. 
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
I have been down and lacking peace all week. Now I remember where to find it. 
Bless God for bringing me this encouragement just when I needed it. May God bless you, dear Reader, as you seek for Him with your whole heart.

Bless you!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Happy at Home

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these verses. I think I will read Philippians again tonight.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing at the Growing in Grace Link Up! These are very true words that I needed to hear.

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  3. I'm so glad, Nicole. That passage has ministered to me many many times.



    Laura

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  4. One of my favorite scriptures! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. Hi Jann,
    It never fails to minister to me.
    See you over at your blog in a few minutes.
    Laura

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  6. Beautiful post, Jann! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  7. Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today :)

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  8. Lynn,
    I'll be there!
    Blessings,
    Laura

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