Surpassing

 

Rejoicie always
let your gentleness show

and don’t worry
as you pray

keep being thankful
and My peace will guard

your mind and heart
each day.

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You are with me and guard my heart and mind.

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice.”

“Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.”

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God;”

“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:4,5,6,7 NKJV

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Citizenship

 

Our citizenship
is in heaven

from which we
eagerly wait

for our Lord Jesus
to transform us

into His
glorious state.

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You are with me and will transform me.

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“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,”

“who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able to subdue all things to Himself.”

Philippians 3:20,21 NKJV

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Counting Loss

 

Nothing compares
with knowing You

and Your resurrection
power

to share in
Your sufferings

being conformed
hour by hour.

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You are with me as my most excellent gain.

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“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.”

“But indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ . . .”

” . . .that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed in His death.”

Philippians 3:7,8,10 NKJV

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Rejoice In Christ

 

We are the
circumcision

who worship God
and rejoice

having no confidence
in our flesh

trusting His Spirit
His voice.

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You are with me and I rejoice in You.

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“For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh . . .”

Philippians 3:3 NKJV

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This Mind

 

Help us
do nothing

through selfish ambition
or conceit

but with
the mind of Christ

may it be others
we esteem.

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You are with me so I can think of others and not just myself.

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“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. . . “

Philippians 2:3,4,5 NKJV

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For Me

 

Oh the humility
of Christ

Who contains the fullness
of diety

yet came down
as a man

giving Himself unto death
for me.

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You are with me and give me an attitude of selfless humility.

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“. . . He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Philippians 2:8 AMP

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Furtherance

 

What ever happens to me
will be turned to good

You will see
to it

for spreading the gospel
preaching the word

and rejoicing in
the Spirit.

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You are with me and further the gospel through me.

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“But I want you to know brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,”

“so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;”

“and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

“What then? Only that in everyway, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.”

Philippians 1:12,13,14,18 NKJV

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Confident

 

Your good work has been
started in us

and by the matchless
grace of You

we can know
without a doubt

You won’t stop until
You’re through.

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You are with me, doing a good work in my life.

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“. . . being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ . . .”

Philippians 1:6 NKJV

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A Light

 

When I fall
by Your grace
I will arise
again

and when darkness comes
You are my light
shining ever
within.

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You are with me and bring me light and righteousness.

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“Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.”

Micah 7:8 NKJV

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What Is Good

 

I brought you up
and ransomed you

remember what
I’ve done

walking humbly
with Me

loving justice and
compassion.

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I remember what You have done, for You are with me.

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“For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.”

“O My people, remember now what Balak King of Moab counseled, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, from Acacia Grove to Gilgal, that you may know the righteousness of the LORD.”

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Micah 6:4,5,8. NKJV

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