Daily Devotionals

September 21st, 2023

Read Philippians 4:11-12

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.

In the letter to the Philippians, the apostle Paul shares a profound lesson on contentment. 

Paul’s words are a testament to his life’s experiences, marked by both abundance and scarcity. He teaches us that contentment is not a passive reaction to our circumstances; rather, it’s a skill we can develop and nurture.

Imagine a life where, like Paul, you’re unshaken by life’s ups and downs.

You find contentment not in material possessions but in the richness of your relationship with Jesus and those God has put in your life.

To apply Paul’s wisdom, start by adopting a mindset of gratitude. As a start, regularly count your blessings and appreciate the small joys in each day.

Remember, contentment doesn’t mean complacency. It’s about finding peace and joy in the midst of life’s challenges. Cultivate a deep trust in God’s provision and guidance. Whether you’re facing abundance or scarcity, strive to be content, knowing that God can equip us to thrive in any situation. 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”  Helen Keller

Pray: “Dear Jesus – thank You for Your provision for me.  Please teach me to be content with what You have provided and how to use it to be of service to You and those that You’ve put in my path.  In Jesus name, Amen.”