Surrounded by our thoughts, opinions, and convictions, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being both critical to others as well as completely (and inadvertently) misrepresenting the God we serve… who you and I are ambassadors to the world for.
With that in mind, I’ve invited a guest author to pen the rest of this post. I hope you enjoy.
To the Chetwynd Seventh-day Adventist Church (as well as your extended family):
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, excellent, or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Your friend and brother in Christ,
To read more encouragement and wise advice, check out the rest of the book of Philippians right there in your Bible!
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