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.
Read: Philippians 4:4-9
For the past few months, I know I have been ignoring God. Though I may be active in my church, I am not doing what I should be doing to have my personal spiritual growth. I am present but distant. That has bugged me always but I’m doing nothing against it.
That is exactly the reason why for such thing. I’m doing nothing. God said, “put it into practice” but I haven’t done that. And so, peace was not with me.
True, “He will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). But, we must also remember that we are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), we are His children (Galatians 3:26). And as dearly loved children, we must follow God’s example (Ephesians 5:1). How? Verses 8-9 says, “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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. Make it a habit. Everyday, every hour, or even every minute, praise the Lord. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)