Wednesday, February 29, 2012
"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Phillipians 3:12-13
Paul had it right when he wrote this letter to the people of Phillipi. He passed on some valuable knowledge to his friends, but it was not something that he was just casually saying.
He had learned. How do we learn? We learn from doing, from experiencing, from hurting and growing. Paul had learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, because he had lived in many different situations. By the time he had written this letter he had experienced many time of plenty and times of pain, and he knew that in all of those situations he felt the most content when he had his eyes fixed on Christ.
Being a follower of Christ doesn't mean that you will never face hard times. But what it does mean is that no matter what you face, you have the promise that Christ will never leave you. He will be your strength.