Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel Philippians 1:27 (NIV)
Worthy Of You
You know the future. I do not. I have no idea where you will lead me or what you will ask of me. There are some things I am certain about however. Like what? I am certain that you will lead me. I am positive that you give me things to do for you. I also know that life will not always be easy. There will be difficulties and challenges ahead of me. That’s true. I am also sure that you will be with me to help me. You will never leave me. You will never forsake me. You will hold on to me as I hold on to you. That’s right.
I have a question. Go ahead, ask, I’m listening. How can I live a life that is worthy of you? I know that difficulties and challenges ahead will test me. I know that you want me to be on guard. You want me to conduct myself in a manner that is worthy of you no matter what happens. Yes, I do. How can I do that? I would never claim that I am living in a manner worthy of you. Why is that? I know that I am a sinner. I will make mistakes. I will take missteps. I will miss the mark. I will think what I should not have thought. I will say what I should not have said. I will do what I should not have done. I will even leave unsaid and undone what should have been said and done. Yes, you will. What will you do when you make mistakes, take missteps and miss the mark? I will confess my sins to you. Yes, you will. You have already received my forgiveness and cleansing of all your sins. I have forgiven your past, present and future sins. What will you do after you confess your sins to me? I will receive your forgiveness and cleansing. Yes, you will. What else? I will keep following you to where you lead me to do what you ask of me. Isn’t confessing your sins and following me to where I lead you and doing what I ask of you, living a life that is worthy of me? Yes, it is. Doesn’t my forgiving and cleansing you of all your sins make you worthy of me? Yes, it does. Keep on loving, following and serving me. Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, no matter what happens I know that you are with me to help me. You will not leave or forsake me. Help me to keep on faithfully serving you through difficult circumstances in life. Help me to guard my conduct and serve you well, no matter what happens. Amen
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