Philippians 1:18-19 Prayer and Response

What makes Paul happy? The fact that the message about Christ is being told. So, he’s rejoicing at the same time that he wants a get-out-of-jail card. What does he know? That his friends are praying for him and the Holy Spirit is helping him. That’s why he has hope. That’s why he can rejoice in a Roman jail cell.
 
Philippians 1:18-19 (New Living Translation)

But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.

Here’s how it works: Read the verses and pray about them.  Is there a word or phrase the jumps out at you? Is there a picture that comes to mind? Do the verses remind you of something in your life? Draw a picture or write the words and let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts.
Why study the Bible this way? If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind.
Want to share? Email me at evenhous@iowatelecom.net

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