Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Philippians 1:12, which says,

“I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, (13) so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.”

When negative circumstances happen to believers, it presents the opportunity for the furtherance of the cause of Christ. How we handle those adverse situations can be an opportunity to reach others. Paul was in prison, and he did not let his unfavorable situation prevent him from sharing Christ with all he came in contact with, whether it was Roman guards or other prisoners.

Paul was not overwhelmed with his predicament, and he wanted everyone to be saved, regardless of who they were. We can have that same disposition as we grow in our relationship with the Lord.

May the Lord’s grace and peace overshadow you.

Pastor James Moore, Jr.