Philippians 2:14-16 says, "Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you SHINE as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain."
That's my prayer. That I would hold fast to the Word of Life, so that on the day Christ returns I can be proud that I did not run or labor in vain. Here Paul is facing potential death for spreading the gospel and yet He rejoices because He just wants people to know Jesus. He rejoices because He knows that although He faces death, what He has and will go through is part of advancing the gospel. He also urges us to be obedient to the Lord without grumbling or dispute as it's an opportunity to shine for Jesus in a dark world.
No matter what you may be going through, we cling to the promise that God will never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6) He is using us exactly where we are and it is an opportunity to shine bright for Him in a hurting world!
My prayer is that God uses these short devotionals to encourage and challenge you.
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