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God’s Lifestyle

The walk of a believer in Jesus Christ is a process in which he begins to mix faith with what he hears from the Word and it begins to profit his life (2).

The apostle Paul communicated this truth in Philippians 4:12, “I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” Paul chose God’s lifestyle. Though it is paradoxical, it is also real, practical and filled with conviction. He knew that he wanted God’s process instead of his own progress. He wanted something more than a superficial system of beliefs that would crumble if he were abased by circumstances. He did not want to quit God’s process even if it did bring in a time of abasing, rather than abounding. Never would he allow his sight to speak more loudly than his faith. He would not even limit God’s importance in his life to a certain amount of time each week. He sought after God, knowing that “everywhere and in all things” he would be instructed.

Paul knew he wanted to allow God to use him unconditionally, so he did not hold back in any way. God wants to do the same thing in your life today. Do not hold back, but rest on the promise of God and you will make an unimaginable impact on this world.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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