June 8, 2012
I’m still stuck in Philippians 4. I am filled with this inner peace and the more I study this one chapter of the Bible, the more I receive the mind of Christ.
Verse 8-9 says, “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything be excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things… and the peace of God will be with you.”
There are times when all I can think is “woe is me.” I think of all I am missing out on instead of all I am gaining. But the things I am gaining here are eternal. The things I am missing out on are temporary. The seeds I am sowing here give God glory. The seeds I’m missing out on are probably for my glory.
So I can say with Paul that “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” (vs. 11)
But this is a scripture that I have to speak daily because my flesh doesn’t agree with my spirit on this one. But I also know the secret to this contentment. The source of my strength comes from Christ and I can do all things through Him! Yes – that is the secret!
And I also know, that whether I be in prison or free, that “my God will supply all my needs, according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (vs. 19) And He knows exactly what I need. I, most of the time only know what I want. But Glory to God! He knows what I need!