Short Reads to Stimulate Long Thoughts


Philippians  10- 15-21- 2017 (NASB) QT

Sunday 10-15-2017 Philipians:1  1-2   QT

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Terry, remember you are in voluntary subservience to Me.  I am not a dictator requiring robotic responses.  Let’s keep in touch for we live and work together.

Monday 10-16-2017 Philipians:1  3-8   QT

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.


Jesus, I will live today in anticipation and expectation that You will be present in sufficient and effective power to accomplish Our Father’s will on earth.  I am excited about being in partnership with You in what You are doing.

Tuesday 10-17-2017 Philipians:1  9-14   QT

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel13 so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else, 14 and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.


I am not to be reticent or fearful of speaking concerning the divine expression on God (Father).  God’s divine Written Word revels Jesus who is the LIVING WORD.  Hebrews 1:1-2 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

Wednesday 10-18-2017 Philipians:1  15-18   QT

15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.


Some are teaching thoughts from the Scriptures with precepts and concepts but are not preaching, revealing, demonstrating Christ Jesus as God’s divine expression.  No matter the motivation of those who extoll Jesus I will rejoice.  May Jesus be ever on my mind and lips.  Thank You Jesus and thank You Father for placing me in Christ Jesus.

Thursday 10-19-2017 Philipians:1  18-26   QT

Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.


I want to develop an intense expectation of Father’s, Son’s and Spirit’s presence and power in all experiences throughout the present day.

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.


I want to anticipate His presence and power in all involvements and in the moment, expect His working; remaining in constant contentment with His allowable results.

Friday 10-20-2017 Philipians:1  27-30   QT

27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.


I will strive, by His Grace, to live in a manner that depicts my connection to Jesus.  I will do all that is possible to live at peace and acceptance with my brothers and sisters in Christ wherever I encounter them.

I will be content to suffer or be willing to prosper in my identification with Jesus.  I will in all circumstances promote Jesus without complaint or bragging.  I will not give undue credit to myself or others; I will also not blame or make despairing remarks about my brothers or sisters in Christ.

Saturday 10-21-2017 Philipians:1  WEEKLY REVIEW   QT

I will stop trying to pigeonhole believers.  I will simply enjoy Jesus and His presence and power in the present.  Be present with Jesus with ever one, everywhere, all the time. 

Content, yet pursuing.  Joyful, yet grieving. 


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