If there is anything we can take away from the book of Philippians, it is that joy is not tied to our circumstances or life situations.
In fact, it is very likely that this letter that Paul wrote to the church in Philippi was written while he was in prison.
How could someone sitting in a Roman prison – dark, dank, insect and mice-infested, with guards who have no concern for human rights or comfort, write a letter about joy?
It is simple, Paul had learned very well that joy, which is not circumstantial, is not the same as happiness, which is circumstantial.
Joy is a fruit of the spirit that comes from the Lord. Joy is not a feeling, it is a decision to tap into God’s grace and allow His joy to fill our hearts regardless of what we’re walking through momentarily. It grows and strengthens as we daily spend time in His Word and in prayer, communing with Christ.
The Word of God has great power; but somehow I think that if we would choose to pair prayer up with scripture and actually pray scripture in situations and circumstances of our lives that it would be like a shot of nitro to our prayers!
Praying the Word of God is an exciting and effective way to pray!
Hi, my name is Rosilind and I am a Bible study leader and author.
I am a student of the Bible and hold an Associates degree in theology. I love God’s Word and I enjoy teaching others how to have an effective quiet time, even as busy moms and homemakers.
As I have prepared for these prayer challenges I have found exciting scriptures to target specific areas of our Christian walk.
In this 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Anxiety you will find a Bible verse or passage for each day that will teach you about faith and inspire you to begin discovering a new ability to walk in great faith.
To use this workbook, you will read the given verse or passage from the day and write out an observation about that verse or passage.
Then you will write out a prayer to the Lord, using the verse or passage for that day as a guide.
Using God’s Word as a guide for our prayers is such a powerful tool.
It is also a powerful weapon, combining the sword of the Spirit and the weapon of prayer into one atomic weapon against the enemy who seeks to destroy us.
You can find the 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Philippians by clicking on the image below!