The Daily Challenge
D. E. Stribling
Foretelling Your Future
It was set by God in the beginning.
Our destiny is to serve others.
Let everyone see
that you are unselfish
THEN YOU WILL BE SEEN AS ONE OF GOD'S PEOPLE.
I predict joyful days for those who choose to rejoice always in the Lord. With God at the center of one's life, he is acknowledged as sovereign. Then whatever happens, one can rejoice. His will not mine.
The Apostle Paul was in prison at the time he wrote his famous letter to the church in Philippi. Prison life gave one no reason to be happy. Whatever you know, or can imagine about life in prison today, it was ten times worse back then. Yet in that letter he said:
Always be full of joy in the Lord;
I say it again, rejoice!
Don't worry about anything; instead,
pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don't forget to thank him
for his answers.
And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.
Keep putting into practice all you
learned from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.
In heaven the angels rejoice when they see God's people saying, “A ha, so this is what it means to be a Christian.”