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    Thanks Timothy for this reminder! I know some people(me included) struggle with wanting the approval of peers. We think that whatever title/award they give us is the sum of our worth. A+, Trophies, Medals, Applause, Promotion, Doctorate, Influence, Invites, Followers, Likes… There are so many ways to get distracted from the real One who knows our true value. This verse is such a good reminder of where our identity lies.

Let’s work for God’s approval and no one else’s! With that as our motivator, how can we fail?

#timothy #bibleverse #God #instaGod #inspiration #truth #gospel #love #holybible #jesus #christ #holyspirit #bible

    Thanks Timothy for this reminder! I know some people(me included) struggle with wanting the approval of peers. We think that whatever title/award they give us is the sum of our worth. A+, Trophies, Medals, Applause, Promotion, Doctorate, Influence, Invites, Followers, Likes… There are so many ways to get distracted from the real One who knows our true value. This verse is such a good reminder of where our identity lies.

    Let’s work for God’s approval and no one else’s! With that as our motivator, how can we fail?

    #timothy #bibleverse #God #instaGod #inspiration #truth #gospel #love #holybible #jesus #christ #holyspirit #bible

    — 1 month ago
    #timothy  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #holybible  #jesus  #instagod  #truth  #bibleverse  #gospel  #inspiration 
    Today has been a test but this is a comfort. I can rely on someone that never changes. :) #truth #love #Godisgood #bible #hebrews #scripture #God #jesus

    Today has been a test but this is a comfort. I can rely on someone that never changes. :) #truth #love #Godisgood #bible #hebrews #scripture #God #jesus

    — 5 months ago with 2 notes
    #godisgood  #bible  #love  #hebrews  #god  #jesus  #truth  #scripture 
    "

    A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would feel hardly with living.

    "

    Tim Keller, Counterfeit God

    — 8 months ago
    #timkeller  #book  #quote  #inspiration  #god  #jesus  #christianliving 
    I love my new Bible live wallpaper app. It’s awesome to be reminded of truth in a constant basis. I look at my phone a lot so yeah… :) #bible #godsword #truth #proverbs #God #Jesus #Christ

    I love my new Bible live wallpaper app. It’s awesome to be reminded of truth in a constant basis. I look at my phone a lot so yeah… :) #bible #godsword #truth #proverbs #God #Jesus #Christ

    — 9 months ago with 2 notes
    #godsword  #bible  #christ  #proverbs  #god  #jesus  #truth 
    "Sin is always at the expense of Christ."
    — 9 months ago with 1 note
    #jesus  #christ  #thecross  #christian  #gospel  #amen  #ptl  #blessed 
    "Today when you hear his voice, don’t garden your heart.. ." Do you struggle with this? I personally get this result when I try to protect myself and keep God out in the process. I just need to let God be God. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love

    "Today when you hear his voice, don’t garden your heart.. ." Do you struggle with this? I personally get this result when I try to protect myself and keep God out in the process. I just need to let God be God. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love

    — 10 months ago
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #hebrews  #jesus  #bibleverse 
    Who am I that you are mindful of me? #love #truth #psalm #Scripture #bibleverse #God #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed  (at Water of Life Community Church)

    Who am I that you are mindful of me? #love #truth #psalm #Scripture #bibleverse #God #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed (at Water of Life Community Church)

    — 10 months ago with 7 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #blessed  #jesus  #psalm  #truth  #bibleverse  #gospel  #scripture 
    Have patience, God isn’t finished yet!  ✞ #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #instaGod #quote #truth #ptl #amen #philippians

    Have patience, God isn’t finished yet! ✞ #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #instaGod #quote #truth #ptl #amen #philippians

    — 10 months ago with 1 note
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #quote  #amen  #blessed  #jesus  #ptl  #philippians  #instagod  #truth  #gospel 
    Discipline is not easy. It’s very hard, but you refine with fire. It’s how you get pure gold, right? This whole chapter is straightforward. We endure hardship and have Christ to look to. God would not be our Father of her did not discipline us. He loves us so and we are trained by it so that we have peace and share in his holiness. Please read Hebrews and let me know what you think of it! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love #instaGod

    Discipline is not easy. It’s very hard, but you refine with fire. It’s how you get pure gold, right? This whole chapter is straightforward. We endure hardship and have Christ to look to. God would not be our Father of her did not discipline us. He loves us so and we are trained by it so that we have peace and share in his holiness. Please read Hebrews and let me know what you think of it! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #hebrews #love #instaGod

    — 10 months ago with 2 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #love  #christ  #hebrews  #god  #jesus  #instagod  #bibleverse  #scripture 
    "Become like children… Humble [yourself]…" I remember this a lot from Sunday School. The first time I heard it at 6/7 I thought it meant I could be as wild and rambunctious as I wanted and Jesus said it was cool. Years later when we revisited the passage, I realized the disciples are asking our Savior for the equivalent of a MySpace Top 8 of heaven. They wanted to be elevated and Jesus reminds them to cling to humility… He told them in words and showed them in action by dying on the cross! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #truth #wordstoliveby #ptl #amen #matthew

    "Become like children… Humble [yourself]…" I remember this a lot from Sunday School. The first time I heard it at 6/7 I thought it meant I could be as wild and rambunctious as I wanted and Jesus said it was cool. Years later when we revisited the passage, I realized the disciples are asking our Savior for the equivalent of a MySpace Top 8 of heaven. They wanted to be elevated and Jesus reminds them to cling to humility… He told them in words and showed them in action by dying on the cross! #Godisgood #Scripture #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #truth #wordstoliveby #ptl #amen #matthew

    — 10 months ago
    #godisgood  #godsword  #ptl  #christ  #amen  #wordstoliveby  #jesus  #matthew  #truth  #bibleverse  #scripture 
    Who shall I fear? I know I have a lot of random things I’m scared of (balloons, gloves, open doors…) but I know I don’t have anything to actually fear when I really in the Lord. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #God #isaiah #Jesus #Christ #Godsword

    Who shall I fear? I know I have a lot of random things I’m scared of (balloons, gloves, open doors…) but I know I don’t have anything to actually fear when I really in the Lord. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #bibleverse #God #isaiah #Jesus #Christ #Godsword

    — 11 months ago with 3 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #jesus  #bibleverse  #isaiah 
    I wonder what he has planned for me to do today. It’s exciting to think about, don’t you think? #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #ephesians  (at Electronic Arts)

    I wonder what he has planned for me to do today. It’s exciting to think about, don’t you think? #bibleverse #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #ephesians (at Electronic Arts)

    — 11 months ago with 4 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #ephesians  #blessed  #jesus  #bibleverse  #gospel 
    This week’s homework for Bible Study was to read Psalm 119. So many verses that I can instagram but right now this is what I’m praying and striving towards. Thought I’d share. :)  #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #psalm #prayer

    This week’s homework for Bible Study was to read Psalm 119. So many verses that I can instagram but right now this is what I’m praying and striving towards. Thought I’d share. :) #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #blessed #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #God #psalm #prayer

    — 11 months ago with 1 note
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #blessed  #jesus  #psalm  #prayer  #gospel 
    Today I pray that I’m a doer and not just a listener so that I don’t forget who I am in Christ.  Love these verses!  #blessed #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #bibleverse #God

    Today I pray that I’m a doer and not just a listener so that I don’t forget who I am in Christ. Love these verses! #blessed #Godisgood #Holyspirit #Bible #gospel #love #Jesus #Christ #Godsword #bibleverse #God

    — 11 months ago with 2 notes
    #godisgood  #godsword  #bible  #love  #christ  #holyspirit  #god  #blessed  #jesus  #bibleverse  #gospel 
    Devotional: Philippians 2:12-13

    Preface:

    Our pastor asked us to read this passage that he will be preaching on this Sunday so that we can start to meditate on it. He asked us to share some things God revealed to us as well. Here’s what I wrote…

    *****

    I read the verses a few times and the way I let a passage really sink is to be more aware of the time it was written so I can delve into that mind of it being read for the first time.
    What I know:
    • * Paul was in chains when he wrote these letters to the church of Philippi.
    • The congregation is predominantly Greek/Roman
    • Previous belief structure was syncretism (combo of different and contradictory beliefs)
    • The first person we see converting in Philippi (before church was established) was a woman named Lydia.
    What I got from Philippians was a huge encouraging letter from a man in chains. Paul knew joy through (not despite) suffering. Verse 12 has a lot of action words:
    • Obey
    • Absent
    • Continue
    • Work
    • Fear
    • Trembling
    Looking at it in a standalone manner you get the gist of the verse. Even without a leader we should continue striving towards obedience, working out our faith and salvation in reverence of God the Father. Verse 13 is full of reminders:


    God is a constant which produces will and action that will equal good purpose. Because I’m a nerd, I see it as an equation.

    God [ You ( will x action )] = good purpose

    Because God is infinite and never changes, Him working in us will constantly fulfill His good purpose. The precursor of this promise is the verse before with it’s slew of verbs.
    Self Application:
    I need to watch what I think/do to make sure it’s always going towards growing my faith. Immediate action would probably be to reset my mind every minute as the World will plague you to no end and is a constant enemy.
    Church Application:
    Going back to the beginning bullets… What I see for our church is that even if there was no leader, we are not lost or without instruction. The mixture of backgrounds in our church doesn’t dissuade faith. Even now culture has different things they worship. Apple might’ve replaced Athena. Pro athletes replace Zeus. As a small congregation like that in Lydia’s house, the LORD is capable of using us to become a church who will bring Him glory.. something he’s already doing. We are never without God who will continue his good purpose in us if we remain faithful children to him.

    Sorry for the long write up. You asked. :) 

    — 11 months ago
    #Bible  #Holy Bible  #God  #jesus  #jesus christ  #Holy Spirit  #philippians  #devotional  #reading  #truth  #blessed