Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to
everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about
anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let
your requests be made known to God. And the peace of
God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
was 13 years old my dad said, "Son, from now on, it's your job to mow the
lawn. I want you to do it every week."
He gave me a clear command; however, there were a few problems.
didn't know how to mow the lawn. I didn't have a lawnmower. I didn't have money
to buy gas for a lawnmower. What did my dad do?
took me to the hardware store and bought a brand new lawnmower, just for me. He
bought a new gas can, just for me. On the way home, we stopped and got gas for
he taught me how to start the engine and how to use the lawnmower. He provided
everything I needed to do what he had commanded me to do. Then, he paid me to
do it! Praise the Lord!
has clearly commanded us to always rejoice, and He is the one who makes us
this command from God while in chains for preaching the gospel. God’s presence
with Paul gave him every reason to rejoice!
Paul knew God would provide, protect and empower him to do all He had
asked him to do. God will do the same
great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/08/2014
by Kim Jackson filed under