We are just but sojourners here on earth, everything in here is all but temporary. There is a greater place waiting for us in eternity.
These are some thoughts that I will be sharing as I lead our Bible Study group tonight for our Friday Night session. This isn’t actually my first time, I have facilitated before for one chapter when we discussed the Purpose Driven Life.
Honestly, I am a bit nervous, not because I do not know what to say (I have spent a few nights studying Philippians 3 which is going to be my topic) but because I am so overwhelmed and excited with God’s word that I have so much to say about it, and I just can’t wait to share it.
I have planned of sharing inspirational thoughts every Thursday on My Charmed Mom, thus for this week I want to share some verses.
Philippians is all about developing an attitude of excitement of rejoicing in the Lord even if situations are not favorable, circumstances are unforeseen and there is indifference with the people around us.
The truth is, it is hard to rejoice in the Lord if you are undergoing tough times, if you are broke and homeless, if you are sick and hopeless, if you are broken and scarred.
I know that each of us had our own share of misfortune and “down times”. Paul (the Apostle who wrote the book of Philippians) is in jail when he wrote the book but in the midst of his sufferings, he believed that life is NEVER hopeless. He strongly trusts that God is able to rescue him from any trouble.
But Paul, like us also has his weaknesses and many times thought of giving up with what the Lord has commissioned him to do. And in all honesty, even if we know that God is sovereign, we still struggle to trust God. Though we know that He is going to take charge, we don’t let Him to. We still despair and feel abandoned during the dark days of our lives. Right?
The reason for this is because we always, (if not most of the time) just decide based on our own understanding. We put matters into our own hands and and later blame God after things didn’t happen the way we want them to.
Life is and will never be easy. Life is one bumpy ride, that we need to survive and come out alive from.
But remember, God is always there for us. The same reason why you may be reading this post is because you still woke up this morning, enough reason to rejoice despite trials.
Count your blessings, not your problems.
Rejoice not condemn.
Think of gains and not losses.