Paul’s Secret

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Philippians 4:12-13

 I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:12b-13 NLT

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  • What is Paul’s secret to living?
  • He points out here that it doesn’t matter our circumstance, how can we accomplish whatever is set before us each day?
  • Does Paul tell us that we can do some things, or every-other thing, or almost all things. No… what does he tell us here?
  • So, when life seems like a waterfall, overwhelming or uncertain. Who can we rely on?
  • Write down Philippians 4:13.
  • Now insert whatever is weighing on your heart. I can ……. through Christ, who gives me strength. Pray it… ask Him for His strength. Then trust Him!

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As you may know. This verse has taken the country by storm… Steph Curry one of the NBA’s best players lives by it. He writes it on his shoes before every game as a reminder of who he plays for and who enables him to play. May we all write it on our hearts as a reminder of who we live for and who enables us to live. And keep Steph Curry in your prayers as he is an amazing role model to kids (and adults).

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May the Lord provide His strength for you in every way!  And may you know Paul’s secret to living as you trust in Christ.  Praying for you!

Live By Faith

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Galatians 2:20

 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20

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  • When you choose  to live as a follower of Christ how do you now identify with Christ’s crucifixion?
  • It is no longer about you, no longer about “your” life, instead it is about who lives in you! You live because of whom?
  • When you make the choice to follow Christ you are called not to live by our own wisdom but instead to live how?
  • As Christians we do not follow Christ just because he was wise, He was a prophet, or a great teacher – yes all those things are true. But we follow Christ because He chose to show His love for us in what way?
  • Jesus sacrificed Himself because He loves us, because He wants us to be with Him for eternity (John 3:16). You can trust Him with your life, you can put your faith in Him. Is there something that you are not willing to trust Jesus with? Confess it now, lay your life at His feet, and ask Him to help you trust Him as you walk with Him in faith trusting Him for your salvation and your life.

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The more we trust, the more we allow our life and our will to be directed by Christ, the more He can use us for His glory. Awesome! Christ lives in you!  Is there anything more that we could possibly desire?  Praying for you!