Saturday Thoughts on Discipleship and Growth
Update: I was reminded by a friend this week of how important its is to remember to REFUSE TO LIVE WITHOUT JOY, which led me back to this post from 10 years ago.
If you have believed in Christ …
If the Living Christ, risen from the dead, seated at the right hand of the Father is yours …
If he who ever-lives is your sin-bearer and atoning sacrifice …
Philippians 1:6 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
(BE CONFIDENT – God is going to bring you to maturity)
Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His own good pleasure.”
(BE ENCOURAGED – God is more committed to working in you than you are.)
Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
(FORGET THE PAST – God is calling you to much more than your past. He isn’t finished with you. He is calling you to the prize and prize is Himself.)
Philippians 4:3 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”
(REJOICE – Nothing is going to stop God from bringing you to maturity in Christ.)
- Remember these things.
- Do these things.
- Rejoice in these things and your joy, your growth in the grace and knowledge of Christ will grow with each new day.
Your mouth will open with a new boldness in your witness, a new humility in your countenance, and a new energy and love to serve the world around you.
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Reblogged this on ChosenRebel's Blog and commented:
I was reminded by a friend this week that it is always appropriate for a follower of Christ to refuse to live without joy. Updated post from 10 years ago.