Philippians 3:1 reads:“Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.”

Paul gives us two critical points in this one verse. First, no matter what’s going on…rejoice in the Lord. In other words, celebrate the fact that we have a loving relationship with Jesus. Second, the reason for this is to defend our faith. Choosing to have joy in any and all circumstances protects and builds up our faith in Christ.
When we find ourselves in a difficult situation, consciously looking at it through Jesus’ perspective changes how react to it altogether. Equally as difficult is doing the same when everything in life is seemingly trouble-free. Making ourselves acknowledge Jesus in the easy times reminds us to thank Him for how well things are going. After all, isn’t He responsible for all the good things in our life anyway?

Rejoice…and solidify your faith!

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