Philippians 3:3 Whistle While You Work

If I am a Christ follower, I know that he has a purpose for my life. So I go forward, listening and working where he puts me. And I learn to praise him while working and by working–even when it’s not fun, or it’s painful, or I’d rather not have to do this … And this doesn’t just apply to people with excellent credentials–that has nothing to do with it. God has a purpose for each one of us and he gave us the Holy Spirit to give us the strength to do his will.
Philippians 3:3 (The Message)

The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this off by our own efforts, and we know it—even though we can list what many might think are impressive credentials.

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.
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