Short Reads to Stimulate Long Thoughts

Philippians 4   11-5-11  2017 (NASB) QT

Sunday 11-5-2017 Philippians:4  10-14  QT

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.


As far as the possessions are concerned I have learned to be content, but as far as comparison of abilities, drive, acceptance or appeasement of others I have a long way to go and such a short time to live.  Living by faith is becoming easier and yet is far from where I long to experience Jesus’ presence and power.

Monday 11-6-2017 Philippians:4:10- Colossians 1-  15-   QT

15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; 16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. 18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.


You continue to bring the institutional church to mind concerning attendance and involvement.  I cannot think of one that I would like to commit to on a regular basis.  Jesus, what do you want me to do.

Tuesday 11-7-2017 Colossians 1-2   QT

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.


Terry, be content with Me and satisfied with the will of My Father.  Follow through regardless as to the effort and the amount of time it takes to accomplish faith’s leading.  Whistle while you work, knowing you and I, are working together.  Grace and peace is not found in the results but in Partnering with Me.

Father, relieve Carol’s pain.  Let her become consumed with your presence and joy of being with You. 

Give Jane and Steve a continual since of your presence and the doctors insight to make accurate diagnosis of Jane’s tests along with the correct prescriptions & treatments.  Keep their minds fixed on You that they experience the reality of their hope in Christ with Joy in their hearts along with peace of mind.

Allow Bob and Steve to see, recognize, and enjoy your presence with them today.  I would ask that You allow them to not only see a big buck but to bag it.  Thank You for sending them to our B & B.

Jesus, keep me in remembrance and anticipating with expectation Your presence and power at Horizon’s Care Center.

Wednesday 11-8-2017 Colossians 1-3-8   QT

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospelwhich has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth; just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf, and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.


Terry, note who’s talking (praying), who they’re talking about, what they are talking about and to Whom they are talking to.  Now, who is talking with you, who are you talking about, what are you talking about, and to Whom are you talking to? Oh, by the way, are you recording your conversations with Me?

Thursday 11-9-2017 Colossians 1-9-13   QT

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


Terry, because of the uniqueness of our intimacy and your Partnership with Me, anticipate My leading, and expect My strength to bolster you up in the work We are doing together.  Remember that I died, rose and ascended so Father could embrace you and joyfully accepting your praise and worship.  You and I will be, involved together, implementing His will on earth.

Father, allow Bob to bag a buck today.  But most of all to express his thankfulness and praise for Your presence with him and Steve.

Allow Carol to experience relief from pain and enjoy Your presence throughout the day.

Give Boyd clarity of communication, receiving and sharing, concerning the work he wants done on his car. 

May Carol and Boyd clearly evaluate floor coverings and laugh a lot in the process.

Let us all recognize Your presence and leading all day long.

Friday 11-10-2017 Colossians 1-14-20   QT

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.


Terry, what do you think this means in the areas of; time, actions, thoughts, attitudes and involvement with others, especially on a daily basis?  Identification with Me is monumental, to Me, is it to you?

Saturday 11-11-2017 PHILIPPIANS / Colossians WEEKLY REVIEW   QT

Do as faith impresses.

Follow through as faith indicates.

Work the projects faith stimulates.

Projects of Faith will require effort, and time.

My faith actions will often be brought into question by others.

My greatest failure in taking steps of faith is giving into my flesh’s comfort.



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