Welcome to Day 5 of the 40day180!
Why does God want me to get into His Word and choose to do what it says? Does He want to control me or help me based on Deuteronomy 28:1-2, Psalms 119:165, and Matthew 6:33?
When we choose to get into God’s Word and obey it, God is then able to supply our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19 and Joshua 1:8). He will also surround us with the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7) as we walk through this life regardless of the circumstances we are faced with on earth. As long as we stay on this path by obeying the Word of God, we will also be protected through everything we face (Psalms 34:19 and 2 Thessalonians 3:3). Tomorrow’s teaching and reading will pertain to “Does God have a plan for my life?”
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 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. 9 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. 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Matthew 6:33 – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.