Philippians 4 New Living Translation (NLT)
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.
Words of Encouragement ~
2 Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. 3 And I ask you, my true partner, to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are written in the Book of Life.
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. 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. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
THINK ABOUT IT ~
The words written above mean so much. Don't worry about anything the Lord says, but instead, pray about everything. Seek him, trust him, rest in him and allow yourself freedom in living for God. The path is already made and it become clear you are draw near to God. Casting off old thoughts, old ways and stepping into a new beginning of thoughts. There is power in the name of Jesus but also power in thoughts. Verse 8 above, speaks of fixing your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable. Those are some power thoughts for each of us.
As we read on, verse 9 speaks about putting into practice (action) all you learned and received. So many power thoughts written and yet our own minds wonder. Each day is another chance to make things right with people you are not right with, a chance for you to live in freedom of thoughts and move into a great place of life. I know this, because I have lived this.
THE BOOK OF LIFE ~
Is a book that God will open one day to see if our names are written in it. Will we enter Heaven or Hell? There is an option today because you are reading this. Choose to live your life for God and allow him to make and mold you into a better person. All of us can become a better person, on a daily bases. Doing what is right, is right in life. Take your today and move into a thankful heart of everything you already have in life. Life is too short to miss out on greatness. Take a little time to think about your life and where you are heading. Ask directions and read the Bible to head toward Heaven. Each new day is a learning experience of many things in life. It's not too late to believe big again or dream big. Move right into position of where God wants you to be.
My prayers continue for you and your families!