Sisters For Sunshine

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Stand Firm In The Lord

on February 24, 2016

“Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!” – Philippians 3:17-4:1

God calls us to follow His direction in every moment of life and to stand firm in His ways. He will “transform” us into a holy people. What does it mean to stand firm in the Lord? 

  • “Rejoice in the Lord, always” (Philippians 4:4) even through difficult times, knowing He knows what’s best and He is there for us.
  • Be determined, keeping a joy-filled positive attitude
  • Engage in the people around you, showing His love 
  • Be willing to relent and let go of your frustrations and fears – “Do not be anxious about anything… present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • Remember God’s words and promises
  • Hold fast to the wisdom that you have His strength. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13)

 

“No storm can shake my innermost calm, while to the Rock I’m clinging” – lyrics from Hymn My Life Flows On

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