Today, I decided to take some time alone to pray and read my bible instead of going to church. It seemed like a good idea to be alone, and just have time to recharge.
I'm studying Philippians right now, and for my first day, I finished with chapter one, verse 11.
(I'm particularly fond of the "God's Word" translation, so that's what I'll share with you.)
11Jesus Christ will fill your lives with everything that God’s approval produces. Your lives will then bring glory and praise to God.
So, now I'm wondering, what is it that God's approval produces? I can come up with some stereotypical answers: blessings, happiness, the usual. But what is it that we receive by earning God's approval.
We already have his love, but by earning his approval, we gain something different, and I'm curious to what you think that is. Fill me in!