Daily Bible Reading Day 283:1 Kings 13/Philippians 4
1 Kings 13
The prophesy of Josiah was spoken about 300 years before his birth.
There was a prophet that was given instruction to NOT eat or drink while on his mission. He did not listen to God, he listened to a man. A lion killed him. If God has a word of instruction for you, follow it because it is for you or to carry our His will.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think of these things. Philippians 4:8
Paul was a master of being content and joyful in all circumstances. While he was in jail, he was encouraging a church to remain joyful.
When we have faith in something, it then turns into complete trust. We can trust God wholeheartedly in any situation because God has overcome and is in control and this earth is not our home.
When our thoughts are on the negative, we say negative things. Our mindset is off. When we focus on the good things of the Lord, we act in righteousness. Being positive isn’t enough, acting in obedience to Christ is what gives us hope.
God will gives us strength in those difficult times. We aren’t given super natural powers but we are given the stamina and hope to stay functioning and thriving.
We must remember God will supply all of our needs, not wants/desires. There are many things we want in life, but truly don’t need. Ask God to help you desire His will for your life.