Friday, February 23

Tag: philippians 4

Peace in a Storm
Health Life, Personal Life

Peace in a Storm

I may not be able to control the storm, but I can determine whether it controls me.  I choose peace to fill my mind, not the storm clouds.  So be anxious for nothing! I first published this blog at the end of last year, but it seems worth re-publishing given our global current circumstances. It is so important to keep everything in perspective, to use calming language, not alarmist language, but of course we can best do this if our internal world is experiencing peace. Please read on .... Philippians 4:6,7 NIVDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. How com...
Commentary, Personal Life

That’s Ridiculous

Read below or listen to the full message here. In boxing there is a combination of 3 power punches, used especially in close confinement, where your opponent is 'getting in your face'.  It is the right cross - left hook - right cross.   Paul ends his letter to the Philippians leaving us impacted with 3 power punches to our lives.  Locked in close confinement, in prison, yet keeping a good attitude Paul has more than enough authority to speak on these topics we will touch on today! The first right cross is revolutionise your life through your attitude.  He then comes in with the left hook - be utterly transformed by what you think on.  His final punch, leaving his audience reeling with new life is the right cross of 'ridiculous faith'.  In fact all 3 naturally speaking could be perceived
Personal Life, Work Life

Who are you looking at?

The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 Paul here outlines a fundamental principle to our ongoing enjoyment of God's peace. He encourages the Church to put into action what they have learned, received, heard and seen in him. To do this we have to first let someone in. My question to you today is who are you letting into your world to guide your growth and development in the Lord. Who are you looking at?  Who are you learning from? From whom are you receiving?  Who are you listening to? Everyone of us needs to have someone in our lives that we look to as a discipler. Once we have identified this person we learn to observe, look into their world and notice what works, we see whats in them.