Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!”
Hum…this must be pretty important because, did you notice, Paul says it twice just to be sure the Philippians got it. Whether things are going really well right now for us or whether we are in the middle of a tough time, I think it’s important that we rejoice. Why? Because “joy rests not on favorable circumstances, but ‘in the Lord.’”1 Besides, praise is a great spiritual weapon! The devil can’t stand it when we acknowledge our blessings come from the Lord.
I read the following in my devotional book, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young, and it really spoke to me during my quiet time:
“While they daydream, their moments are trickling into the ground like precious balm spilling wastefully from overturned bottles.”
What a vivid picture of the moments we let waste away while thinking about how the grass is greener at someone else’s house. Whatever things are, “ true, …honorable, …right, …pure, …lovely, …of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Let’s think on all the things God has done for us and blessed us with. Join me in praising Him today!
Now it’s your turn…link up and tell us what the Lord brings to your mind as you spend time in His Presence. I can guarantee you this…the devil doesn’t want you to spend time alone with God and he will throw every distraction he can at you today. Don’t let him! Praying for you!
In His Presence Friday Link-Up Details
Every Friday we will link our blogs for a glorious time of sharing and visiting each others’ sites. In His Presence link-up topics may include posts related to prayer, seeking, and hearing from the Lord. Photos with Scriptures or quotes on seeking His presence are welcome. We will even be pinning some of the weekly link-ups to Mentoring Moment’s Pinterest board! Please choose to add the In His Presence link-up button or a link back to the weekly In His Presence post. Once you’ve linked up, visit two to three other sites that are linked up too–and encourage your sisters in Christ by leaving a comment.
If you would like to place the In His Presence button on your site, simply click ‘save as’ and paste to your site.
Let’s start linking, gals!
About Kathy Hutto
Kathy Hutto is a wife, homeschooling mother, entrepreneur and author. You can visit her online at http://www.kathyhutto.wordpress.com.
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