Whatever you have learned from me

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.   (Philippians 4:8-9, NIV)

Paul had been through a lot as he followed CHRIST in his life. He is encouraging us in his letter to the Philippians that we, too, need to follow his example…whatever we have learned or an insight received or what we have heard/read or seen in his Christian walk, let’s put them into practice. It is a high calling for us and it could be difficult or hard to think about. But it’s a lifetime process, not an overnight instant package.

What GOD has revealed you today on what to do, for example, an unfinished business like unforgiveness, an apology not made, a promise not kept, a thank you not said, a debt to pay, a gap in an important relationship, a love not expressed, some of the best things left out…think about them, start planning and praying, and trust GOD to be with you as you do these things.

GOD has gifted you with spiritual gifts, a heart or compassion for people, things or circumstances, with special abilities and skills, a personality that is sincere and true and with experiences that He has let you passed through. Somehow you might not know more of who you are, or what you are created for, or you haven’t known much of your Creator. Look for opportunities where you can find an intimate time with GOD and talk to Him. This is important in order for you to know what you’re heading for. Only GOD knows your future.

Tell GOD what you need. Rejoice always in Him. Be gentle to people. Keep praying. Think what is excellent and praiseworthy and act in accordance with scriptural teachings and the GOD of peace will be with you.


Author: effemamancio

a husband of one loving wife, a father of three handsome and affectionate boys, a man richly blessed by His Creator, a being called to love and imitate CHRIST

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