A few years ago I made the decision what I was doing wasn’t working for me. I was anxious, fearful, angry, depressed and negative. I made the decision to become a joy thinker and that is one fo the best decisions I have ever made!
There is a powerful verse in Philippians 4, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” that matches up perfectly with a verse from the book of Sirach. “…he turned him back into earth again, but clothed him in strength like his own.” †Sirach 17:2 Let’s start unpacking these beauties found in Philippians 4 and Sirach 17 as a part of my 31 Days of reading the book of Sirach.
Friends, my joy is lacking. Or rather, my joy in my present circumstances is lacking, which is understandable. And if…
He will take these weak mortal bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same mighty power that he will use to conquer everything, everywhere. †Philippians 3:21
“Whatever happens my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.
So I run straight toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above.–Philippians 3:14