Day 24. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Find Peace

April 16, 2019

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 NRSV Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 4:6, 7 from your favorite translation of …

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Day 23. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Be Gentle

April 15, 2019

Let your gentleness be known to everyone. Philippians 4:5a NRSV Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 4:4, 5 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the top of the chapter, page 161. …

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Day 22. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Have Strength

April 14, 2019

The most difficult part of the journey up that mountain of grief is done. During Holy Week, we meditate on Philippians 4—peace brings joy—packed with Hallelujah Chorus verses full of hope and promise as we look past the cross to Easter joy. …stand firm in the Lord…be of the same mind… Philippians 4:1b, 2b NRSV Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and …

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Day 21. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Anticipate

April 13, 2019

But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20 NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 3:20, 21 from your favorite translation of the …

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Day 20. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Imitate

April 12, 2019

Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:17 NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 3:17–19 from your favorite translation of the Bible or …

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Day 19. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Believe

April 11, 2019

Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind…. Philippians 3:15a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 3:15, 16 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the …

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Day 18. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Mature

April 10, 2019

Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on to the goal…. Philippians 3:13b–14a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 3:12–14 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph …

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Day 17. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Prioritize

April 9, 2019

Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Philippians 3:7–8a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. …

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Day 16. On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Beware!

April 8, 2019

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers. Philippians 3:2a NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 3:2–6 from your favorite translation of the Bible or from the epigraph printed at the top of the chapter, page …

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Day 15: On Your Journey to Easter Joy, Rejoice

April 7, 2019

Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not troublesome to me, and for you it is a safeguard. Philippians 3:1 NRSV  Retreat to your quiet place and prepare your heart and mind to allow Scripture to speak to you as you continue on your journey to joy today. Start with Scripture. Today, read Philippians 3:1 …

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