Philippians 4:11-13

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I am not saying this because I am in need, for 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 all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:11-13

Dear Jesus,

I love this verse because it makes me content without any change at all in my circumstances. It confronts my puny thought that I must see change around me in order to be happy. Paul was in prison and had very little when he told the Philippians here that he was content in all circumstances. With you and your promises to guide my ship wherever is best, I can be content on rough seas and calm, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in skinny. Thank you for the wisdom and strength to be at peace no matter what air I breathe.


Pastor Don Patterson

Doing all things through Christ, who strengthens us, is about acceptance in the heart as much as about action of the body.