I misplaced my wedding ring on Tuesday. This is fairly common routine. I bought Tiles for my keys and wallet… alas, they don’t make a wedding ring Tile! I looked everywhere I could imagine — combing the carpet, un-piling laundry — but eventually gave up and left for the office. Later Meg shot me this text:
“E, have you seen Daddy’s ring?”
“Oh, I have been keeping it safe.”
Ezekiel ran up to his room, crawled under the bed, and came out with my ring (and multiple trinkets he was keeping safe for Phoebe!). I doubt I could have ever found my ring… maybe if we move!
Philippians 4:7 has been on my heart. “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts.” This peace is missing in my life. Without me realizing events, others, appointments, news have taken away peace. And I am left with stress. Unfortunately little man can not just crawl under the bed to retrieve it… no I need to go back to the Source. I need to lean into verses 8&9.
Take a moment to pause and ask for peace. Focus on verse 8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Fill you mind and prayer with these things.
This Sunday we continue finish the sermon series LIVe. The logo may have sprung up from the super Roman numeral 54, but the core is built out of Philippians 3. What does it mean to live for Christ? What does this life look like? To put it another way, when faced with Third and 14 how do we live?
This week we focus on Philippians 4:4-9.
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)