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Right Motives, Right Marks, Right Means -P2R Week 6-

 12.2.11

WOW! I just can't believe we actually finished week 6 of the Partnering to Remember Project.

Philippians 2


Week 6 :: Philippians 2:1-4

2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ,
any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit,
any affection and sympathy,
2 complete my joy by being of the same mind,
having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,
but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others.

- Philippians 2:1-4

What a blessing it is to memorize God's Word! It is a gift, it is a true joy and once you start into this spiritual discipline, you understand why so many  people who have done this as a regular habit encourage others with such a great enthusiasm to start doing it.

These four verses are just full of encouragement for the Church to see what are the motives, marks and means to strive for the unity in the church.

Studying John MacArthur's commentary has been a blessing and a great help to me; it is easier to memorize a passage when you understand the meaning of each of the key words and how they relate to all its context.

I have learned through these 6 weeks that memorizing the Word of God is not about just memorizing it... It is about letting it change you, sanctify you, cleanse you. It is about growing in our communion with the Lord.

It is in the Scriptures that we hear God speaking to us; how important it is then,  that we keep it in our heart ready to speak to us, to point us to our sin and to our Saviour, our only Hope.

We want to speak with grace, with words that edify and build, but now I understand that it is not about "trying harder" to hold our tongue; it is about filling our heart with the Word that gives Life; for it is from the abundance of the heart that our mouth speak.


May His grace abound...


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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."

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