Hi girlfriends! Thank you so much for all of you who popped over to Penny’s place and read my interview with her. Many of you left a comment and tomorrow we’re doing the drawing to see who will win a copy of Ecclesiastes: Understanding What Matters Most.
I’ll announce the winner tomorrow on my site too!
I just want to take a minute and backtrack on a verse that holds great significance and talk more about what it means to you and me. It’s the bold statement Paul makes in Philippians 4:9
“The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
His statement begs the question – “Can I say that about my life?”
You see, if we’re called to be ambassadors for Christ and walk worthy of His calling – and if we’re really living out who we are in Christ, then we should be able to say the same thing.
But in order to really understand what Paul said we need to examine how Paul lived. What example did he leave for us to follow?
I’m going to give you a few verses to start you off, but I’d like for you to do a bit of research on your own and list some things Paul did, ways he conducted himself and some character traits that seemed to describe Paul’s life – a life worth imitating.
1. Romans 10:1, Philippians 1:3-5
2. Ephesians 4:1-3,
3. Acts 15:12
4. Acts 16:13-15
5. Acts 16:24-26
6. Acts 17:1-3
7. Acts 17:21-23
8. Acts 19:26
Glimpses of Paul’s life and character are sprinkled throughout much of the New Testament. So as you do some of your own research, please do two things… 1) ask yourself if you are doing those same things you see Paul doing 2) Please email me or leave a comment and share some of what you learned about how Paul lived that encouraged or challenged you to live more like he did – to do what he said and did.
I’d also like to ask you to pray for me as I prepare to minister along with the Scripture Dig team to some sweet ladies in Pigeon Forge! Speaking and writing may be what God has called me to, but it is certainly beyond me! I was the girl whose knees knocked and lips quivered every time I had to do an oral report.
I failed to make the cheerleading squad in high school because there isn’t enough Vaseline on the planet to keep my lips for quivering.
So, although when I speak I feel His pleasure (like Eric Liddel when he ran) – it is also where I’m absolutely dependent upon His Spirit, His power and His anointing!
Thank you in advance for your prayers! 🙂
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© Stephanie Shott, 2011