Whatever Happens….

mandylynncarpenter

ephesiansI have been reading and re-reading the letters of Paul. As I was reading through Philippians, one of my most favorite letters. I came across a verse, which just leapt off the page.

It said, “Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.” (Phil. 1:27)

Now you have to understand, Paul is writing from prison. If anyone had reason to grumble and complain a bit, it was Paul. Sitting in prison for doing nothing more than preaching Christ.

Yet, while in prison, we find Paul writing to the churches, to encourage and strengthen them. To instruct them, so that they might be pleasing to the Lord.

Thus, he says, “Whatever happens…. conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.”

This is a hard verse to swallow, right.

I mean really “WHATEVER HAPPENS…”

What about when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong?…

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