PHILIPPIANS 1:6

That I Will Grow in my Walk

Today our prayers should include “that I will grow in my walk with the Lord”.

6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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Let God help you grow in your walk

Paul was congratulating the Church of Philippi for knowing that God had started a “good work” in them. He complemented on how that they were honouring God by doing good deeds and helping others.

The Philippi were doing a great job in their preaching, finances, befriending and helping others. etc. , God would continue to guide and lead the people,

Good works does not get anyone into heaven

Some might think that Paul was talking about doing good works to earn their salvation. This way of thinking is wrong! Paul was telling the people that their works was not the deciding factor on whether or not they would go to be with the Lord at their death.

Having faith and believing that Jesus is God’s son is the only way to salvation. By Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Church of Philippi accepted with faith and believed. Living a life of goodness shows they were accepting Jesus.

Paul was telling the Church to continue to help people in the ways that Jesus did! God has started a good work in them and would see it through until the end.

Those who belong to Christ – Be patient God is still working on you!

My prayer for Philippians 1:6

Heavenly Father,

Seeing your children doing good deeds and helping others, brings you pleasure. However, Lord, your grace and mercy alone, is what saves us from eternal death.

Help me to stay true and faithful to you. Help me do whatever it is that you ask me to do. Allow me to love you as the church of Philippi did.

It is an honour and privilege to serve you Lord. Thank you for starting a good works in me. May I continue to love and serve you forever more.

In the name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

Knee-Mail to God

Philippians 4-6-7

First let’s look at the words prayer and supplication.

Prayer:

Prayer is a privilege and an obligation of the Christian where we communicate with God.

Prayer is how we convey our confession (1 John 1:9), requests (1 Tim. 2:1-3), intercessions (James 5:15), thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6), etc., to our holy God. We are commanded to pray (1 Thess. 5:17).
There is nothing that we may bring before God that we shouldn’t. God wants us to talk to him about everything.

Supplication:

Although it is a noun, supplication comes from the Latin verb supplicare, which means “to plead humbly.” While a supplication is often thought of as a religious prayer (it is used 60 times in the Bible), it can logically be applied to any situation in which you must earnestly ask or implore someone in power for help or a favor.

Supplication is a prayer where we ask God for something or to do something specific. Many times we lose out because we haven’t gone before our Father and asked.

God always has the knowledge of what we’ve done or need or want. He already knows about our requests while we are still in the thinking stages. So where the verse says “Let your requests be known unto God” it’s not for his benefit, but for ours. It is his will (intention) that we are participants in our own lives.

We need to remember that our prayers and supplications should be given with thanksgiving, not with whining or demands, but we are to ask with heartfelt love and praise.

God wants us to have true peace. We are not to worry about anything, nor be anxious. Everything boils down to one of two areas; love or fear. Love is of God and fear is of the enemy. Fear is sin!

If we are afraid, where does God fit into the scenario? The enemy loves for us to be unhappy, scared or apprehensive. What can we do in situations of fear? Turn immediately to God and he will bless us with his peace that passes understanding.

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Heavenly Father,

Thank you Lord that you actually want to be with me during every step and every adventure that I will experience while on this earth. As I draw closer to you, I will grow in you. Please remind me to talk to you about everything; with prayer and praise.

Thank you that as your child, I will enjoy your peace when times of worry, unhappiness and fear come upon me. I won’t, perhaps, have understanding of why a certain situation has come along but I will know that, when asked, you will bless me with your peace that passes my understanding.

Many times however, in tough situations, I forget to pray. Many times in gladness I forget to praise you. Fortunately you never forget to be with me. Lord please help me to make it my habit to always be in prayer to you, so that in all situations I will immediately turn to you first.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

Romans 3:23

No One Can Measure Up to God’s Glory

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

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Measuring up to God’s Glory is important to our eternal destination

No one can measure up to God’s Glory! Everyone born into this world are sinners because of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace. However, we do not have to remain sinful. Jesus is the answer to measuring up to God’s Glory!

Each and every day, we all sin in some way. No one can be without it; except the son of God. Jesus came and lived on this earth, sinless, so that he could be the perfect sacrificial Lamb and lead Christians into God’s glory.

No one can measure up to God’s Glory by ourselves. Meaning, that as long as we are holding iniquities, we can not be in the presence of God. There is nothing we can say or do, to stop having sin within us. We need Jesus’ help. In spite of that, many reject him, fail to love him, don’t or won’t accept Jesus’ salvation.

What is the earthly glory of God?

God is the creator of everything! Absolutely everything that we can have, see, smell, touch, and so on was created by God. His glory is in everything here on earth, below and above.

Can a sinner enjoy looking at the earth and nature and see it as beautiful and magnificent? Absolutely. However, it is only through salvation and God’s mercy that we can truly enjoy God’s earthly glory. A Christian see’s not only the beauty and magnificence of something, but they can see the Lord’s work in it.

What is the heavenly glory of God?

God is glory. whether here on earth or in heaven! For anyone to measure up, we need Jesus. We must remember that it’s for the Glory of God that we were created..

Today many people choose to leave God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit out of the equation. For instance, the people who take credit for what they have accomplished, who they are, and what they own; and possibly how they “got” their stuff are sinners. Without giving God the credit, they are iniquitous people and really have nothing. They may believe themselves to be great and enjoying a wonderful life, but that will only last for as long as they live. Those items and positions will not follow them into the afterlife, which is much longer than their time here on earth.

A true Christian knows that God’s glory will fill them with love, (for Him, for themselves, for others, for nature, etc.). When they enjoy life it’s because they know that God is a huge part of it. They want to praise him for being within them and allowing them to see everything through the eyes of God.

When a Christian dies, he will be called into the Glory of God for eternal life. Without Jesus, we are still offenders against God and can not be in his presence in Heaven. A sinner will fall short of eternal life with the Father and will receive eternal death.

Jesus is the way we can we measure up to God’s Glory?

The Glory of God comes to us when we have accepted his son, Jesus, as our Saviour. It is having God living within us while we are here on this earth and into the next, for eternity. God gave sinners an easy way, through Jesus, to go before God, cleansed and sinless. Every person alive can receive God’s Glory by using the ABC plan. Admit, believe and confess. Once you ask for forgiveness (truly), you will become a child of God forever.

Psalm 73 is a great scripture to read. It that tells us how the unbelievers of Jesus seem profitable, yet in many instances the Christian are seen struggling. That’s not to say that only the sinners have and do wonderful things. Everyone can be prosperous and enjoy the world. Just make sure to know who the true provider is.

I will fall. However Jesus will help me up measure up to God’s Glory.

God, our Shophet,

By ourselves, humans can never measure up to God’s glory. We need Jesus’ help. Sin is what holds us away from you. Father, although you demand perfect justice, you have provided a way for us to be forgiven of sin. We don’t have to “try” to make ourselves sinless. We could never achieve that on our own, no matter how much effort we put into it. Although, everyone can measure up to God’s glory, but we need Jesus to accomplish it!

Thank you, that you have made forgiveness an easy process. First you call to us, even when we are full of sin. Next we must admit that we are sinners. Then we pray, with a true heart of repentance, and ask to be forgiven, in the name of Jesus. At that point Father, your mercy falls on us and we become one of your many children.

Thank you for your gifts of mercy, grace and salvation through your son Jesus. I am thankful that Jesus bore all of my sins on the cross. Allow me to be filled with the glory of God. Make each day a day of joy and happiness, in spite of what’s going on around me. Allow me to look through your eyes at all you have created. Thank you Father, that one day I will enter the Glory of The Lord and be with you, eternally.

In the holy name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

The meaning of Shophet (pronounced sho-PHAIT) Judge.

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