Read Philippians 1:1-11
It can be hard to feel joyful in the midst of a global pandemic. Whether you’re stuck in your house or working on the front lines, it’s a stressful time for everyone. How can we find joy in the midst of so much uncertainty?
In the book of Philippians, the apostle Paul is writing to a church in Philippi about joy. The catch? He was in jail! That’s right. He was writing about joy to a group of people he missed like crazy while sitting in a jail cell.
Paul had shared the story of Jesus with the Philippians about a decade before on a missionary journey, and he started the church there. The people had supported him throughout. They had a great relationship, but they hadn’t been able to see each other for years (or what one week of quarantine in your house feels like).
As Paul began to write, he talked about how he remembered them and thanked God for them. He was thankful for their relationship.
But, Paul didn’t just stop at remembering the people in Philippi. He also REMEMBERED THEM IN PRAYER.
So, as you read the passage this morning, think about at least one person you are thankful for right now. Spend some time praying for them today. Even consider sending them a quick message or calling them just to check in.
🤔 Who are you thankful for right now and why?
💡 What thought or idea stood out to you in today’s reading?
❓ Was there anything confusing to you in today’s reading?
🏃♂️ What is one way you can apply this passage to your life right now?