Read Philippians 1:12-30
Paul is in a hard circumstances to say the least. Yet he explains that it has actually helped to advance the gospel.
- Think about a hard situation you are facing or have recently faced? How can God use you in the midst of this hard to advance His kingdom?
- Paul says in verse 27, “whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” In the situation you thought of above, how has your conduct been? Worthy, in what ways? Unworthy, in what ways?
- Paul continues to rejoice (v.18) despite his situation. Where is joy amidst the hard for you right now?
- Spend some time meditating on verse 29. Dwell deeply thinking and praying about Paul’s perspective that we are “granted to suffer for Him.” Suffering as blessing….Hmmmmm.