Meditate with Power!
Contentment and God!
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
Meditate on God’s Word! The most powerful witness we will ever have in our life is when others see our contentment in the middle of difficult circumstances. The Apostle Paul’s single focus was on preaching the name of Jesus, no matter what happened to him. This was his power in life, to proclaim the message of redemption and forgiveness through Jesus. This is why he could write these words. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
The power in our lives is in the fruit of the Holy Spirit and God’s power in us. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 The power never comes from us but from God and as we die daily to the things that draw us away from God. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:24-25
That is why these simple few words are so powerful in finding contentment in all situations in life. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13