Be full of Joy!
Let nothing move me.
Good or bad.
I am only on chapter 2 of a new bible study that I am doing on the book of Phillipians. Be Joyful! It's pretty awesome how God is revealing so much to me. How much I can easily stray from Him based on my circumstances. How when I focus on His Word, I move less, if at all. it's been pretty amazing. I actually bought the study for someone else and then decided that I needed to work on it myself.
The book of Phillipians is written by Paul, I know you already know that. If you think about Paul and his life. And his unwillingness to waiver, why? Because in His life Christ isn't just someone/thing he followed, it was who he was.
How to do that? Honestly, I'm not exactly sure, but this I know, being driven by emotions is no way to live. I want to be Christ-Driven not Emotion-Driven. Much easier said than done because the more I try and pray, it seems the more that comes at me.
One thing I am learning, it is essential to not only read God's Word but to know it. To not only know it, but to live and breath it.
Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain