I thank God for the restful sleep I had last night. And because there are no classes today due to some celebrations that will happen in the whole city, I’m happy that I can have more time to read and write.
I just wanna share my devotion this morning which came from the book of Philippians. Since I just finished a book from the bible yesterday, I had to choose one again and the Lord led me to this book.
Apostle Paul wrote this book to the Philippi. Every time I will meditate on Paul’s letters to the churches, I’m always blessed with his intense love for the believers. He will always give reminders and directions to the people who are already walking with the Lord. These things are for their own good anyway.
In this passage, the Lord put into my heart His word about how to live a life of pursuing to be the right person more importantly than looking for the right one. This passage talks about how to be ready for something big to happen.
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1: 9- 10
Be the right person! Gain more knowledge. Learn more insights about life and grow maturely in the Lord. That is how the Lord spoke to me this morning. How to do this? – Develop to have the fruit of righteousness which only comes through Jesus Christ (by His loving grace). He will surely lead us through because this is His will for us.
But what is the fruit of righteousness?—I believe this can be directly be related to the fruit of the Spirit discussed in the book of Galatians. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control.” (Galatians 5:22- 23)
I’m not being legalistic here because I believe we are imperfect ones and we will always fail and that we are just living by God’s grace. But sisters, let us strive harder. Let us evaluate ourselves and pray that our lives will manifest the fruit of the Spirit. The Lord loves us for who we are but He loves us so much that He wants us to be molded to be His Son, Jesus Christ. And I believe when we are pursuing this kind of life, He will give us the discernment to know what is best (V.10). —the best person and the best of life He prepared for us.
(P.S. The book “Captivating” also discussed some things about how we are design by God as a woman. It may help us to discover our very being and so help us develop to be the right one)
BY: IRENE =)