February 27-Be Like Christ

February 27-Be Like Christ

February 27: Be Like Christ

 

Scripture Lesson: Philippians 4:5-6

 

Today is the birthday of Twins center fielder Denard Span. The verses today are Denard’s favorite New Testament verses. His testimony is found in the FCA Baseball New Testament. These verses remind Denard to rest in the peace of God and find strength for his heart and mind in Christ. Span says, “Nothing deterred Jesus from what he believed in. It’s hard to do that because you’re outnumbered. It might be easy to get talked out of what you stand for. Everyone’s going to fall short in some ways, but I still want to be like Him.”

 

What great words of faith in our Scripture passage today! Paul is telling us to rejoice always, for God is near. We aren’t to be anxious about anything, we just need to pray and bring it to God. God’s peace will guard our hearts and minds in Jesus. To be like Jesus, we have to have the faith of Jesus. We need a faith that trusts God and allows us to give our cares and concerns to Him. Sometimes it is not easy to live anxiety free. This is not an easy time to live with all that is going on in the world. But we serve a God who will always have our backs. He will always be there for us! We can rely on Him.

  1. Why is it important to always rejoice?

  2. How does it make you feel to know that the Lord is always near?

  3. Why do we present our cares and concerns to God in prayer and after the “Amen” pick them right up and carry them with us?

Paul meant these words to reassure us this day that God loves us, can bring us joy in all circumstances, and is just waiting for us to bring our cares and concerns to Him. Praise His name!

 

 

 

 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Kunjukunjamma wrote:
this will be your last daily one.And like everyone else, Todd, I get it! You have ALS, and you are fhintigg the good fight of faith, but you have to tone it down a bit. Can't legalistically demand your mind to perform as you once could. Can't religiously (not in a good sense) command yourself to say something spiritual when you just need to rest your head on the pillow for awhile. Then, Todd, suddenly I knew you were the answer to my seemingly unanswered prayer of who I should thank today. Recently, I began trying to thank someone everyday, as a part of my new attitude adjustment concerning gratitude. God tells us to be grateful, and this has not always been my strongest suit. Sometimes, I complain about, Why? life's circumstances don't turn out the way that I think they should. Then I am reminded of someone like you who in the midst of ALS, reaches out to bless others with your blog reminding us of God's ever-present love.I also saw the love of God in Betty's eyes, your dear wife, who understands so little about why you are going through this, but who clings so tightly to the hope in her Jesus. Hope that He will do only good on both of your behalfs. It is this picture of steadfast commitment that you both portray, which causes me to say, Thank you, Todd, and Thank you, Betty, for being Jesus with some skin on for the world to see in the midst of illness and unanswered questions. For today, may you rest in Him. Thank you for writing the blog whenever you can, Todd. I'll be checking your page, hoping to hear from Heaven through you, remembering that some glad morning, We will all fly away!

Thu, August 2, 2012 @ 3:04 PM

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