Tag Archive | Holy Spirit

Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Philippians 3:1 NASB

THE Holy God of all wisdom and knowledge, to You I give praise unto Your name! In You I shall rejoice.
Even in the sacrifice and service of my faith I rejoice. Safeguard Your people Lord and may we never get tired of hearing Your repeated word. I pray we rejoice and share our joy with one another as we work together in the fulfillment of Your word. My Peace. My Joy. My Safeguard. In Your name pray. Amen.
Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

🌹Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Psalms 119:10‭-‬11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:29-30

Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard; because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me.
Philippians 2:29‭-‬30 NASB

Lord God, we all are in need of You. You equip us to be faithful workers for Your kingdom cause. Working together we can accomplish this. As there are areas of deficiency in all of us, You complete what is deficient in one by equipping another to come alongside. Thank You God for the body of Christ working together, even at the risk of life, for Your kingdom cause.
Lord, I pray for the equipping of Your saints for the work of Christ to the encouragement of the saints and to Your glory. In the name of Jesus, amen.


🌹But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:24 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:25-28

But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need; because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you.
Philippians 2:25‭-‬28 NASB

God, You are awesome!! Not only do I have 24 hour access to You but I have brothers and sisters in Christ who also have that same access. Anytime night or day we can come to you and convey our burdens, struggles, fears, needs, joys, praise not only for ourselves but on behalf of others.
God I pray to have a deep concern for Your church and for those who are led into sin, to keep them in my prayers.
What a true gift was given us of the Holy Spirit who also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Blessed are You, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by You. Praise to You for the fulltime access we have available through prayer on behalf of others. In Jesus name, amen.
Romans 8:26‭-‬27/2 Corinthians 11:28‭-‬29/2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NASB

🌹Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you;
1 Samuel 12:23a NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:22-24

But you know of his proven worth, that he (Timothy) served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father. Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me; and I trust in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.
Philippians 2:22‭-‬24 NASB

God, Holy, Holy, Holy are You. You are faithful, loving, kind, giving. You are truth and righteousness. Lord, You have a good reputation and we who know You speak well of You for the furtherance of the gospel.
As Paul commends Timothy to the Philippians, I pray that I would be found with a reputation of walking in integrity, my mouth a fountain of righteousness, my name known as one who brings You honor, glory and respect to Your name O God. May I be found in You all the days of my life trusting, obeying and professing You, Lord God, to Your joy and perfect will. Amen.
Proverbs 10:7‭, ‬9‭, ‬11 NASB

🌹A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
Proverbs 22:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon

Philippians 2:19-21

But I hope in (or trusting in) the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 2:19‭-‬21 NASB

I don’t know about you but I struggle with “For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.”

How about you? What are your interests in this short life that you live? Do you wonder why you are on this earth? Do you have a purpose beyond just getting up each morning and surviving each day until you die? Are our successes, our interests satisfying? So satisfying that earth is all we want or need? Life is hard and to think this is all there is to it is disheartening, distressing, and downright heartbreaking.
God has a better plan. When our focus moves from self, “me, me, me” to God, we look to eternity and thus live differently. When we seek the interests of Christ Jesus we find all we need, want and blessings from God. We have hope. We have a new perspective on life that leads us to joy in serving God and others.

Jesus, Savior, giver of life. I exalt You! I seek Your forgiveness for focusing my thoughts, my ways, interests above Your way and Your interests.
I will seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, believing the promise that all my needs will be added to me.
God teach me to love others, and not act unbecomingly; nor seek my own way. Love is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.
Lord, help me not to seek my own good, but that of my neighbor to please them, not seeking my own profit but the profit of many, so that they may be saved. For was that not the reason You came to earth Jesus, so people may be saved? My interest will be Your interest, Jesus. The salvation of many. Guide my way, I pray, in Your name Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Matthew 6:25-33/1 Corinthians 13:5/1 Corinthians 10:24/1 Corinthians 10:33 NASB

🌹do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:17-18

Philippians 2:17-18

But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.
Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB

God of my joy, I pray Your joy overflows to others through me so we may rejoice together in the service of our faith.
Lord, I pray asking for a heart that will most gladly spend and be expended for the sake of the souls of others so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to Your glory, God! Therefore, Lord, I ask that I will not lose heart at my tribulations on behalf of others, for they are Your glory. In Jesus name, amen.
Corinthians 12:25a/2 Corinthians 4:15/Ephesians 3:13 NASB

🌹knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:3‭-‬4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Philippians 2:14-16

Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove (become) yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear (shine) as lights (luminaries, stars) in the world, holding fast (forth) the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

Philippians 2:14‭-‬16 NASB

Glorious God, may I find reason to glory because I did not run this race of life in vain nor toil in vain.
Forgive me of my grumbling or when I dispute because it brings dishonor to You. Transform me into a blameless and innocent child of Yours, above reproach in this perverse and crooked world that acts corruptly toward You, for they are not Your children but are a perverse and crooked generation.
Lord God, may I be found righteous in Your sight, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of Your word, Lord.
God, as Your beloved child, help me to imitate You by walking in love, just as Christ also loved me and gave Himself up for us all, an offering and a sacrifice to You, Lord God, as a fragrant aroma.
And God I pray I will solemly testify and keep on exhorting, â€œBe saved from this perverse generation!” For and to the glory of God, in the name of Jesus, amen.
Deuteronomy 32:5‭/Luke 1:6/Ephesians 5:1‭-‬2/Acts 2:40

🌹“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14‭-‬16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:12-13

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:12‭-‬13 NASB

Jesus, my Savior, the living source of my salvation, I bow in humble adoration of Your amazing gift of life.
Jesus having been made the perfect man, You became to all those who obey You the source of eternal salvation.
I pray for obedient participation in the gospel, now until Your return. For I am confident of this very thing, that You began a good work in me and will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
For it was fitting for You — for all things are from You, and through You are all things — in bringing many to glory. You are the perfect author of their salvation through sufferings. I thank You God for being the perfector of my salvation and surrender to Your continued authorship in the working out of my salvation.
Lord God, equip me in every good thing to do Your will, working in me that which is pleasing in Your sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 5:9/Philippians 1:5‭-‬6/Hebrews 2:10/Hebrews 13:21

🌹There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.
Ephesians 1:23 NASB
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
1 Corinthians 12:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:8-11

Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:8‭-‬11 NASB

Yesterday’s devotion spoke of the humbleness of Jesus. His grace bestowed upon us. He became poor so we could become rich.

Jesus, my Savior, You are worthy to be praised, for by Your humbleness You brought salvation. What we do see is You, Jesus, who for a little while was given a position “a little lower than the angels, and because, You suffered death for me and others, You are now “crowned with glory and honor”. Yes, by the grace of God You tasted death for everyone. By this I am humbled, Lord. Out of obedience to the Father You were delivered over to the hands of godless men and put to death, nailed to a cross. For through one man’s disobedience all were made sinners, even so through Your obedience, Jesus, many can be made righteous. For this I am truly grateful. And by Your seeking the will of the Father and not Your own You have shown me what I must do, seek Your kingdom first.
I will fix my eyes on You, Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before You endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sit down at the right hand of the throne of God far above all rule and authority and power and dominion. You are far above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come! In Your glorious, everlasting name I pray, amen.
Hebrews 2:9/Acts 2:23/Romans 5:19/Matthew 26:39/Hebrews 12:2/Ephesians 1:21 NASB

🌹For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
Romans 14:9 NASB

Is Jesus your Lord? Your Savior? If not, He can be. The Bible says,
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
Romans 10:9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 2:5-7

Have this attitude in (or among) yourselves  which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped (utilized or asserted), but emptied (laid aside His privileges) Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
Philippians 2:5‭-‬7 NASB

Jesus, You demonstrate the perfect humbleness, totally void of pride. I pray for this attitude to be in me. Even though I find it hard to grasp that You being the Word, existing with God in the beginning and are God, would leave Your place on high, leaving the Father to come to earth as a bondservant. But You did, Jesus. You became flesh and dwelt among mankind. Your glory was seen, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. You came to serve and give Your life a ransom for many, me included. Your grace abounds to me for rich as You were, You became poor for my sake so that through Your poverty I might become rich. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God, You did: sending Your own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, Jesus condemned sin in the flesh, HALLELUJAH!! Jesus  as You took on the form of a bondservant, I want to follow in Your footsteps as a bondservant – Your slave. A person who is Your property and wholly subject to You. I surrender my life, my way, my all to You. All for Your glory Lord God in Jesus name. Amen.
John 1:1/John 1:14/Matthew 20:28/2 Corinthians 8:9/Romans 8:3

🌹But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
Galatians 4:4 NASB
Jesus existed from the beginning. He always was, always is and always will be. He was made human in the image of God!! But unlike us He was a perfect human! We are made in the image of God through sanctification (to be made holy; set apart as sacred; consecrated) by who? Jesus Christ, Himself.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon