Fusion started back tonight and we began a study in the book of Philippians. Our theme is Duracell Joy – we want to see how Paul keeps rejoicing (even in prison) and how we can keep on being full of joy no matter what is going on in our lives. In this encouraging letter Paul says “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Brenton Brown’s song which is called Adoration uses loads of the ideas found in the book of Philippians but one line in particular stands out for me. He sings ‘all we need is found in you.’ Not some of our needs, not most of our needs, but all our needs are met in Jesus. I have to discipline myself to surrender to this truth on a daily basis, I should have this verse engraved on my credit card and tattooed on my hand. True joy or eternal joy that lasts beyond a purchase or an experience can only be found through a relationship with Jesus. He knows the difference between what we want and what we need. The Bible does not promise Christians an easy life free from difficulty, pain, illness or grief but it does promise us that whatever we are facing that Jesus will be enough for us to get through it.
2 Things To Do This Week
Whatever your situation is right now – why not take 20 mins and read through the 4 chapters of Philippians? Allow God to speak to you about who He is and how He can help you to have joy even in the most difficult of times..
Pick up a pen and write a short note to encourage someone who has been an encouragement to you!