It is slipping later, tomorrow back to morning, if the Lord wills and I can get to sleep!
One other thing, feel free to share this with others if you feel led. If you want to add anyone let me know that too.
Phillipians 4:10 (NASB) But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and bsuffering need.
13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
I could easy hammer on the lah-tee-da channel again, but will not. Again not a blank check as some would apply it.
One of the deacons at Alexis once said to someone who had been in need, but wouldn't ask for the help, that they stole his oportunity to be a blessing to them. The Phillipian church responded to Paul's need, just in time, God's time. Each of us are in need occationally (often for me), need of finances, need of encouragment, need of rebuke or just the need of a yokemate when there's heavy lifting to do. Although we might have joy no matter the circumstances as Paul indicated, we are all equipped uniquely to serve in the body. Why can we not ask for help in serving the Lord, the same fleshly pride that may have prevented us to reach to Him as our savior for a season...I can handle this, you might say, but I can do nothing Godly without his enablement and power and wisdom and all other fruit that comes from His Spirit....just a sad imitation of what He can and wants to do. God hasn't saved no junk, we are all needed to be His hands and feet here in the World. Its kinda like we're a balloon filled with our own air when you are trying to rise to the level of the Heavens, all you are going to do is look good for a while until you slowly start to deflate. You cannot accomplish what is needed without His Heavenly breath.
Strengthen each of us today Lord and wipe out our pride, let us rely on you to do your wotk and we'll be careful to give you the Glory for the accomplishment.
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