Time With Jesus

Philippians 4-13

As you wake up and start your day, remember to say good morning to Jesus. He loves to see your presence, desires to hear your voice, and longs to speak with you through His Word. He is absolutely in love with you. Your hair might be messy, you might still be in your pajamas, and you might not be fully awake, but that’s alright with Him.

One of the things He loves about you is your heart. Remember, man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). Oh yes, you may have messed up, but you are now your Father’s child. You belong to Him through faith in Jesus Christ, and He wants to spend time with you.

This morning’s scripture verse is taken from Philippians 4:13. The apostle Paul learned the secret of being content in every situation. He understood how to enjoy the times of having plenty, and live through the times of being in need. Therefore, having lots of food to eat, or experiencing a shortage of food, was no surprise to him.

Paul knew the importance of spending time with Jesus. He did not allow his outward circumstances to deter him from following his inward convictions. One of his most famous sayings was: “follow me, as I follow Christ.” Paul showed by his example how he depended on the strength of Jesus to fulfill the call on his life in every situation.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

The apostle Paul’s life was an fine example of following Jesus, for he never gave up, despite his circumstances. May his life encourage us to rely on Jesus for our strength, and to be a witness to others who follow after us. To Jesus be the glory!

Amen.

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