by Tammy Phillips
March 3, 2021
Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved. (Philippians 4:1 NKJV)
Paul had real love for the Philippians! He loved them so much that he told them twice in this short verse that they were his dearly beloved. I hope you know you are dearly beloved by me, but more importantly you are dearly beloved by God. You are His favorite!
When the storms come, I encourage you, dearly beloved, because of Whose you are and because of all He has done for you:
Stand fast in the Lord
Stand firm in the Lord.
Stand balanced in the Lord.
Stand upright in the Lord.
Stand aligned in the Lord.
Stand resolutely in the Lord!
Stand immovable on the Rock!
Never forget, you are the dearly beloved and as Proverbs 3:26 says “…the LORD shall be thy confidence and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” He is the one who helps you stand and persevere. Goodness, He even guards your feet so you cannot be taken, captured or entrapped!
I enCOURAGE you to PERSEVERE in the Lord. (It is just another meaning for stand.)