I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.

Last week I did a personal study of Philippians.  Below are just some of the scribbles I made during my quiet time.  I thought it could be beneficial to some of you.  If anyone else has studied Philippians, I’d love to discuss this with you.  🙂  God opened my mind so much throughout the week.  – xo Brittny

– Joy and contentment really can be ours as long as we keep trusting God even when bad times hit.

– When we give up the need to receive credit and praise, we’ll be able to serve with joy, love, and kindness.

– The love of Christ unites all believers.

– Developing as a mature Christian requires discipline, obedience and perseverance.

– Believers can experience contentment and peace no matter what happens.  This joy comes from knowing Christ personally and from depending on his strength rather than on our own.

* Has anyone ever commented that you are a source of joy for him/her?  In what ways do you show a willingness to do whatever God wants? *

– “I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith.”  (1:25)  *our purpose in life*

– “You must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.”  (1:27)

– PRIVILEGE of suffering for Christ?  (1:30)  takes us out of our comfort zone, weeds out those only half serious about God, strengthens faith of those who endure, serve as example to others who may follow us

– You must have the same attitude Christ has!

– “But I focus on one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”  (3:13)

– Whenever you start to worry, PRAY!  (4:6-18)

– “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”  (4:8)

– “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.”  (4:11)

– “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”  (4:13)

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