Follow my example. Live according to the pattern we gave you. Philippians 3:17
Many live as enemies of the cross. Their destiny is destruction. Philippians 3:18-19
We, however, eagerly await a savior from heaven. Philippians 3:20
By the power of God, Christ will bring everything under his control. Philippians 3:21
Let your gentleness be evident to all. Philippians 4:5
With thanksgiving and on every occasion, through prayer and petition, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:5
Please do not receive the grace of God in vain. II Corinthians 6:1
Grace is the overflowing favor of God. Tribulations – Needs – Distress – this is where patience is tested. Prayer is the practice of drawing on the grace of God in your moment of need.
Continue to exercise your salvation with focused alertness, caution, and reverence for God. Philippians 2:12
God works in you to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13
Do everything without complaining. I mean it; STOP COMPLAINING! Philippians 2:14
Do everything without arguing. I mean it; STOP ARGUING! Philippians 2:14
If you stop grumbling and arguing you become blameless and pure children of God. Kids without fault. And a perfect example of God’s love to a crooked and perverted generation. Philippians 2:15
Always beware of any assessment of life which does not recognize the fact that there is sin. Do you have a view of yourself which includes no recognition of sin? If so you will compromise with it. Not recognizing sin and refusing to deal with it produces all the disasters of life. – Oswald Chambers
Hold out and hold on to the Word of life. Philippians 2:15
David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6
“The LORD has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us.” 1 Samuel 30:23
Lord, may I find my strength in you today. May you protect me. Prevent my enemies from coming against me and forcing me to do things against Your Will.
The moments I truly live are the moments what I act with my entire will. Oswald Chambers
“Would you let my father and mother stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?” 1 Samuel 22:3
“Do not stay in the stronghold.” 1 Samuel 22:5
“Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not!” 1 Samuel 22:15
“I am responsible for the death of your father’s whole family.” 1 Samuel 22:22
Lord, help me today to learn what you would have me do for you. May I learn to leave the strongholds that protect me and venture into unknown lands. I am responsible for my family, community, country … Help me to share your message — even if it cost me my life.
Vigorously maintain God’s perspective. Oswald Chambers
There was no bread except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord. 1 Samuel 21:6
Doeg the Edomite, Saul’s head shepherd, was there that day. The Lord had detained him. 1 Samuel 21:7
Lord, give me my daily bread today. You are sovereign. You engage with us in ways we cannot see. Help me to trust your Will, even when it does not make sense to me.
Have you come to the place where God can withdraw His blessing from you without your trust being affected? Oswald Chambers
The Lord your God was your King. 1 Samuel 12:12
If both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God — good! But if you do not obey the Lord, if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you. 1 Samuel 12:15
Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. 1 Samuel 12:23
But if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will be swept away. 1 Samuel 12:25
Lord, you are my God and King. May your hand be with me. Help me to obey your commands. Remind me to pray for those who struggle with sin and temptations. Do not cast me from your sight. Rather, welcome me with open arms and remove all sin from my life.
You have had the vision, but you are not yet to the reality of it by any means. It is when we are in the valley, where we prove whether we will be the choice ones, that most of us turn back. Oswald Chambers
We have seen what we are not, and what God wants us to be, but are we willing to be battered into the shape of the vision to be used by God? Oswald Chambers
If we prefer to relax on the mountaintop and live in the memory of the vision, then we will be of no real use. Oswald Chambers
We have to learn to live in reliance upon what we saw in the vision. Oswald Chambers
God not only knows where we live, but also knows the gutters into which we crawl! Oswald Chambers
The prophetess Huldah lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 2 Kings 22:15
“Tell the king of Judah, this is what the Lord says, ‘I will gather you to your fathers and you will be buried in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.” 2 Kings 22:20
Lord, today I leave for Tampa. But this verse speaks to me because a category 4 hurricane is approaching my home. My eyes will not see all the disaster you are going to bring on this place, but I pray you will keep my family, friends, and those in the path of this storm … safe.
If we do not steadily minister in everyday opportunities, we will do nothing when the crisis comes. Oswald Chambers
We have to go the “second mile” with God (see Matthew 5:41). Yet some of us become worn out in the first ten steps. Oswald Chambers
Notice the kind of people that God brings around you, and you will be humiliated once you realize that this is actually His way of revealing to you the kind of person you have been to Him. Oswald Chambers