From an uncomfortable prison cell many years ago, Paul wrote: “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. 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” (Philippians 4:11-13).
The Greek word “content” is related to sufficiency. Paul had learned the deep truths of the sufficiency of God. He was grounded in the sufficiency of God. And no change in his circumstances could keep him from experiencing the abundance of God.
Would you be able to say right now, “I lack nothing”? The more we are able to declare that by faith, the more we too will know the complete sufficiency of God. And we can do this today through Christ who gives us strength!
We will continue this Sunday with the same platform we have been using for our message. I encourage all of you to join us at this link at 10:30 AM. After this, the message will be posted on our website.
The weekly women’s conference call continues on Thursdays at 6:15 PM on Zoom. Magdalena has tried to reach out to as many women as possible with the information, but if you have any questions, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a new suggested memorization verse for you this month:
Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?” – Luke 9:23-25
I am hopeful that we will be able to meet again together soon! And I pray that when we do we will have a new appreciation for being together as brothers and sisters in Christ.