Philippians 3 Commentary - Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible

Philippians 3 Commentary - Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible

Authentic - Sunday, October 18, 2015 | Daily Word

Authentic - Sunday, October 18, 2015 | Daily Word



Authentic
I PRACTICE AUTHENTICITY WITH MYSELF AND OTHERS.
Actors spend hours rehearsing, learning lines, and working with technicians to get everything just right. They also delve in to the accent, movements, and motivations of the character. After a performance, actors shed these things and become themselves once again.
In some aspects of my life, I may perform as if I am an actor and hide behind a mask or image. I value authenticity in relationships. God leads me to look at areas where my lines and roles may not reflect my Highest Self. I lovingly release any actions and words not in alignment with my true nature. In Truth, I am a loving, kind, and generous expression of Christ. As I practice authenticity with myself and others, I trust myself more and I am free.


And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.—John 8:32

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Grace - Sunday, October 11, 2015 | Daily Word

Grace - Sunday, October 11, 2015 | Daily Word



Grace

I LIVE IN THE FULLNESS OF GRACE SIMPLY BECAUSE I AM.
God gives me grace without conditions. I do not have to work hard or earn divine blessings. My worthiness does not depend upon my actions. I am worthy of grace because of who I am.
When Moses stood at the burning bush and asked, who shall I say sent me? God said, “I am who I am.” The same I Am incarnated in the form of Jesus and lies at the core of me. I am “made in the image and likeness” of God and therefore I Am—the very essence of God. This gift of my essence is grace.
Grace takes action, too, showing up as delightful goodness in my life. I allow grace to overflow from my heart in free and joyous expression. I live in the fullness of grace simply because I am.


By grace you have been saved ... it is the gift of God.—Ephesians 2:8

Gratitude - Saturday, October 10, 2015 | Daily Word

Gratitude - Saturday, October 10, 2015 | Daily Word



GRATITUDE DRAWS MY GOOD TO ME LIKE A SPIRITUAL MAGNET.
Gratitude is a spiritual magnet. I put my attention on the positive and draw more of the same to me. Friends, family, the comfort of home, and the beauty of nature bless me every day. I live from a place of gratitude and find an abundance of joy!
At times, I may feel less than blessed. I may face financial or health challenges. I may be going through a transition and feeling lost or confused. Then, I refocus on gratitude. I make a list of five things for which I am grateful. As I think about my blessings, my attitude changes. The difficulties do not seem as large as they did just a moment ago. I attract more blessings as I practice gratitude and see life through a new perspective. I am fulfilled.


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Vibrant - Friday, October 09, 2015 | Daily Word

Vibrant - Friday, October 09, 2015 | Daily Word

I AM A VIBRANT EXPRESSION OF GOD.
My senses rejoice in the vivid colors of nature; in the warmth of the sun and the brisk breeze of dawn; in the scent of the ocean and the aroma of dinner; in the silence of darkness and the laughter of friends.
As I gently breathe in to these expressions of life, I am one with all of God’s magnificence. The teeming ocean and the brilliant sun thrill me. The wind on the mountaintops clears away any thoughts of limitation or separation lingering in my mind. I am alive with the energy of the Divine flowing in and through me.
In this Oneness, anything is possible. The power of God heals all my earthly wounds and reveals the way to begin anew. I am an unlimited, vibrant being, keenly aware of Spirit expressing as me.


I can do all things through him who strengthens me.—Philippians 4:13

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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

With whom do you compare the incomparable? How do you grasp the infinite with a finite mind? When the quintessence of majesty is the God you contemplate, how can you ever speak of majesty about anything else? God exhausts our superlatives. God's glory bewilders our imaginations. God's greatness exceeds our wildest dreams. He is beyond what we can know or believe. Yet the Wonder of all his wonders is simply this: he limited himself to a baby, swaddled by loving parents in strips of cloth, and placed in a feed trough because there was no room for them in the inn. Sometimes the greatest of all wonders are not the ones that require our biggest and best words. Sometimes the greatest of all wonders wrap their tiny fingers around our own and capture our hearts.

My Prayer...

I do not know how to understand your incredible love for us, yes even for me. How could you enter our world in baby Jesus? Like the Magi, I bow and worship you, Lord Jesus, and our Father who sent you. Who is like you, O God? Nobody is even close. Yet for some reason known only to your grace, you have brought us close. I praise you for your majesty and I praise you for your manger. To your glory, precious Jesus, and in your name, I offer this praise. Amen.
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