Unlimited: You Can Safeguard Your Faith

Sep 15, 2021 75

Unlimited: You Can Safeguard Your Faith

Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith  (Philippians 3:1, NLT).

Faith in Jesus is a precious thing, but it is also a fragile thing if we don’t safeguard it. If you ask most people how you should safeguard your faith, they might tell you to read the Bible, to pray, to go to church, and to serve others. These are all important.

However in his letter to the Philippian church, the apostle Paul gives us a surprising answer to what we should do to safeguard our faith. The advice that Paul is giving us is that if we rejoice in the Lord, we will safeguard our faith. In fact, our first response, whatever happens, should be to rejoice in the Lord. That way, our faith will stay strong.

It is important to safeguard your faith.

That goes against our natural reaction to the bad stuff that happens in our lives. Our first response is to worry and to stress.

But Paul says that if we rejoice in the Lord, our faith will stay strong. He says it over and over again in his letters. When something is repeated so often, perhaps we should pay attention!

In spite of our circumstances, if our focus is on the Lord’s goodness to us, our faith will stay strong. If worrying were helpful, the Bible would tell you to worry. Perhaps it’s time for less complaining and more rejoicing. – Eliezer Gonzalez

Reflection: Start a gratitude journal. You can write as much or as little as you like, but try to add a new reason for being grateful to it every day. Your gratitude journal might become a great basis for your rejoicing!

Help Spread the Good News

Okurut Martin

Sep 16, 2021

There's a great deal of learning here. Faith if not guarded it will yield to nothing in other wards. Thank Doctor for this daily devotional messages. Jah has already blessed you.


Daniel T Sesay

Sep 15, 2021

Am glad am a member of this devotional group. Getting these messages every day will strengthen us. Thanks so much for your service. God will richly bless you.


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