Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Be Joyful!

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


Louise said...

We learn as we grow ... it's a process that will take us most of our lives on this earth. The key is to ask ourselves "How have I changed from a year ago? From last month?" and then see where we are compared to where we were.
If there's good growth, be thankful. If not, ask the Lord to do some soul searching and see what He brings to light.

Lynette said...

I remembered when I studied Phillipians how it struck me that the theme of the book is not only happiness but also unity. It would appear that the two go hand in hand.

Becky said...

oh my gosh! that is one of my fav books! really!
checking in-bye lovey!oh-ah, yes, lovey is fine. hehehehehe

Constance said...

It's easy for me to be joyful when things are going well. When things are tough, that's a different story! I guess if I looked at Paul's life more closely, I would see that his circumstances MOST of the time, were less than ideal and yet...there it is, "Be Joyful". He was so secure in Whose he was that he was able to transcend all that other junk. I know that I have my thorn(s) in the flesh but let's face it, I haven't had to go through what he did! Thank goodness God is looking for progress since we will never attain that perfection we are to strive for, this side of heaven!

Kudos on the mowing! Sometimes, it just takes one person to start something!

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Anonymous said...

Listen, let's not spend more time for it.

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