You shine like stars in the universe…
In 1997 I listened to Philippians many times and I wrote these verses in my journal. I entitled it “Life Guidelines That Lead to Soaring.” Recently, I read “Twittering God’s Story” on The Cruciform Life blog and I remembered what I wrote. As “twittering” is a current trend, I thought it would be fun to write “Twittering Philippians!” Please view this not as a legalistic list but as little love notes about how to live for our Lord.
pray with joy 1:4
be pure 1:10don’t have selfish ambition 2:3don’t complain 2:14don’t argue 2:14be glad and rejoice 2:18look out for the Lord’s interests 2:21watch out for evil people 3:2don’t dwell on the past 3:13strain towards what is ahead 3:13remember our citizenship is in heaven 3:20rejoice in the Lord 4:4be gentle 4:5remember the Lord is near 4:5don’t be anxious 4:6pray about everything 4:6pray with thanksgiving 4:6think about wonderful things 4:8be content 4:11remember that God will meet all of our needs 4:19How to do this
God will finish what He started in us 1.6God works in us for His good purpose 2:13we can do everything through Him who gives us strength 4:13The resultthe gospel will be advanced 1:12we will shine like stars in the universe 2:14For Margaret Blue, who read this list many years ago and encouraged me
share in God’s grace 1:7
Due to word processing circumstances beyond my control I have been having spacing problems with this post. I am giving up being a perfectionist and posting this anyway…..But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9