Take It Home Resolute in Worship Day 3
Being resolute in worship means praising God for who He is and what He does in our daily life –
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Philippians 4:4–5 (NLT)
Paul encourages the people of Philippi to be resolute with these words, but we don’t always notice that they follow his instructions to help two people who are locked in disagreement. The joy and praise component in our resolute life of faith is not about putting on rose colored glasses. It’s about addressing conflict but not letting it derail your life. Indeed, your resolute character of consideration for others in the midst of conflict will be one of the signs that will make your testimony about God all the more powerful.
Is the conflict in your life centered on a circumstance or on a person? Either way, be resolute in praising God for his specific characteristics: power, wisdom, grace, rightness, faithfulness, care, understanding, savior… especially where it applies to the conflict. Take joy in who God is and watch carefully for how He moves you through the resolution of the conflict. Remember to tell the story and point out God’s footprints to others.