Enjoying the Journey
This months resource is one of my favorites. In fact, it is my favorite book of the Bible! One of my instructors in college said that his favorite book of the Bible was the one he was reading at the time. Without doubt, all Scripture is wonderful. But many years ago I was challenged to adopt a “life book” and immerse myself in it. That book became the little New Testament letter of Philippians.
I love this book for many reasons. Its theme is Jesus, and the joy that He alone can bring. It was the truth behind the name of our blog – Enjoying the Journey. It is the prayer of my life, that God would allow me to live and labor in the joy of His presence.
This month I am giving you the greatest thing I can give anyone – the Word of God! The download is a simple devotional reading of the book of Philippians. The recording is divided by chapters for easier use. We worked hard to finish this project with the prayer that God would use His Word to encourage many people.
Listening to the Word of God is for the purpose of memorizing and meditating on the truth.
I would like to give you a few practical suggestions for using the recordings…
- Download the four chapters on your computer or mobile device so that you have them easily accessible. Play them whenever you have some time throughout the day.
- Listen to the book of Philippians for the next several days and see if you don’t fall in love with it as I have. If possible, follow along in your own Bible.
- Choose a book of the Bible yourself for concentrated study. Ask the Lord to guide you to a book that can become your own “life book.”
- Read through your book out loud. This was a good exercise for me. It causes your eyes, ears, mind, and mouth to all be engaged in the process. If you read the same passage again and again you will discover truths you never noticed before!
Today I celebrate my 41st birthday. I am praying that God will help the rest of my days to be characterized by His joy. I don’t want to just finish my race, I want to “finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).
I hope you will enjoy my gift to you. It is the Word of God…and it is powerful.