Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 2, 2010

My life took its most substantive change on Easter Sunday, 1974. That was the day I turned my life over to a person, Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:4 was the crossroads.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

- Philippians 4:4 TNIV

The preacher did not get my attention through terror or shame, but "rejoice." Phil. 4 goes on to describe not a self-centered life, but a Christ-centered life:
Be gentle
Do not be anxious
Offer prayers
Peace will guard our hearts
It starts with surrendering the center which produces joy. Then we hear these words: "And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." So I say it again, "Rejoice!"

Dale Patterson