Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Philippians Chapter 2

The very first verse in Philippians 2 says, "Does you life in Christ give you strength? Does his love comfort you? Do we share together in the spirit? Do you have mercy and kindness?" What a great way to start anything that you are trying to make someone see clearly. Ask them questions, about their own lives and how they are living them. Especially simple ones like these. Not questions that you can complicate with tons of excuses or manipulative answers. Just simple ones like why are you not fully satisfied with God. This is one of my favorite chapters from any book in the asks you simple questions and then proceeds to tell you what to do with them.

It goes on to say that if you do have these things and if God is all of these things to you, then why are you not sharing them? vs 4 states that we should not be only interested in ourselves, if God's love does all of these things for us then we should be doing nothing but sharing this love and excitement with others! Our complete purpose in life is to love God and share that love with others.

I am not typing this saying that this is something that I am doing, but I would like to start. Things have been going on in my life recently as I sure they are for almost everyone else in the world...but these things make you only want to feel sorry for yourself . I don't understand why things have to happen, and why things can't just be fine and happy, or why you can't have second chances to fix things instead of losing everything all at once to where you feel like you whole life is falling apart. But in all honesty, nothing that we as humans can possibly go through compares to the thngs that Jesus went through to die for our lives. And talk about things not being fair...God literally did NOTHING wrong ever!!

So the fact that we have this love of God, why in the world would we not want to do things for other people and share that love with them no matter what could possibly be going on in our own lives. Think about how much we sometimes just need for someone to love us. How nice it would be for someone to just readch out their hands to us and let us know that they are there, well as many times as we would like that to happen for us, do it for someone else.
Phil. 2:8 "And when he was living as a nam, he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death-death on a cross." If God could do that for us. Why could we not be obedient to him with our whole lives. This is my challenge for myself and to everyone that I come in conatct with...GET EXCITED!

"If you have gotten anything at all from following Christ, if His love has made any difference in your life, if you have heart or care at all-then love and support each other...Put yourself aside and help others get ahead." ((Philippians 2:1-3))

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