Today’s scripture: Philippians 1:19-22
do so love this book! So many great messages of affirmation, conviction,
verses do all at the same time for me.
I’m encouraged when I remember how God uses the prayers of my brothers and
sisters to “deliver me.” And I know when I pray for them, God delivers them as
well—maybe not out of the pain, but through the pain.
I’m convicted. I ask myself, how boldly do I share the good news of Christ’s
gift of salvation? Are there times when I’m ashamed? I wish I could say, I
speak with great confidence, never ashamed. But that wouldn’t be truth. I pray
that each of us who follows Christ will boldly proclaim the truth of the
I’m affirmed when I remember that living for Christ in this world brings God
then one last thing: That verse that says “to live is Christ … to die is gain”?
I couldn’t agree more! I long for the day when I leave this frail, weak body
and stand before my Lord and Savior. But I do know—and I’ve said this before—every
day God wakes me out of bed is a day He can use me to serve Himself and others.
although there are many days I’d choose being with Christ, I can live with
confidence that I’m still supposed to live on in the flesh.
I encourage you today? Live each and every day with a full-heart desire to
serve God, knowing that you’re being lifted by my prayers and the prayers of
your brothers and sisters.