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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Friday, September 3, 2010
**Something wonderful happened at the end of Chris Fabry Live yesterday. During Hour 1, Kristine called from Phoenix. At least, that's where she lives. We don't broadcast in Phoenix but she drives a truck across the USA. She heard Alex McClellan and me talking about God. She was thirsty for forgiveness and wanted to know how to begin a relationship with him. Afterward, off the air, she prayed with Alex to begin that new life. Angels rejoiced. That's the best thing that's happened to me in a while. I hope that encourages you and will encourage you to pray for this new believer, that she will grow strong in God's word and realize what has just happened in her life.

Yesterday we thought about the encouragement we have from being united with Christ. I was amazed at all the things that came to mind when thinking of this. Christ has promised he will never leave us or forsake us. He has promised that he will keep us by his power, that we can never be snatched from his hand. I have an eternal home because of him. I don’t have to worry about moth, rust, or mold in that place. I hope you are encouraged by this and so many more things about being “in Christ.”

Re-read the entire passage slowly, Philippians 2:1-11.

Now, move to the second part of that first sentence:

“If any comfort from his love…”

Think about the love of Christ for you. Not just the “whole world,” but for you individually. What does the love of Christ mean to you? How has it changed you?

Interesting that the first two things Paul mentions in this passage are the encouragement and comfort we receive from Christ. Why do you think he begins with these?

How did Jesus commend his love? Did he just say it or did he show it?

Look at verses 6-11. This is what Jesus did to show us his love. It was active and moving.

How can you show that same love to someone else today?

Look at the phrase, “If any comfort from his love…” What comfort have you received from the love of Christ? How has that been manifested to you—through your family, friends, from the body of Christ?

What is the comfort you need right now? It’s available through Jesus right now.

Thank God for the comfort of his love and ask him to give you the ability to give away that love to someone else today.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Chris:
My kids and I listen your program often while on the way home from school. It is a good program.
I like to make some comments about your comments about prayer.
You said that prayer is to focus on Christ and to change our self. It sounds good and right. But I am convinced that without calling God's people to turn away from our own sin, to repent and to act righteousness in God's eyes. We are not able to focus on Christ, neither be changed.
Day by day I am convicted that the churches in America turned away from God's word and rejected Him two three generations long ago. And now we are reaping the consequences of rejecting God. This land become a land of violence and a land fill with sexual immorality. We acted wickedness in these areas more than other countries who do not have many churches as American has.
We not only do evil in God's sight in this land, we promote and export the idea of sexual immorality to other countries.
It is really bring shame to ourselves.
And we, as Christians and church are held accountable for all these sins. We who has God's word do the same things. We tried to rationalize our sins in the name of God' love instead of repenting and turn to God. So God let us have our own way.And removed the light from us. It is grieve to see many churches are dying and some are closed down and be bought by other religions.

Anyway my point is calling believers to forsake our own sins and turn to God. I personally believe God uses this economic crises as wake up call. So instead of trying to figure things out, we need to give thanks to God for His mercy. Jeremiah 5:1
"go up and down the street of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city."
Pray that we will find true God's people in every street, town and city, so He will forgive our land.

Thank you for allowing me to share my concern and burden.
Lillian House

Joann Woosley said...

How have I felt Jesus' love?
Yes, from friends, family, church family ready to pray, extend a hand of comfort at times of loss.
The words of encouragement. And from the indescribable feeling of knowing a prayer is heard,answered...not always Yes, but if not, with faith and strength to get through. From the idea given, the words brought to mind, the comfort and assurance given not just for personal strength, but to share.
The underlying JOY.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris. I can't thank you enough for your Flog on the 40 Days of Prayer! I really needed the guidance and structure - a springboard for my prayers for revival.

Also, I turned on the program in the middle of Kristine's conversation yesterday and was so excited to get to plead for her salvation while I was driving. Couldn't wait to hear today if she came to Christ and was so thrilled to hear that she did! Can't wait to meet her in heaven. I loved how you spoke to her with such compassion and concern. The Lord wooed her through you. Bravo, Chris!

Love the program. Blessings all over you,
Corinne

Steve&Katie said...

Christ's love is the power that unites us, the power that makes us one with him and with every person on earth. To me, remembering that the love of Christ runs through us all helps me to hold back judgement, to forgive, to give, to offer comfort, and to love unconditionally. Through the power of Christ's love, we can become more like him. This is my prayer today - to remember his love for me and to pass it on to every one I encounter. Thank you for Your love Lord.