Contentment in the midst of lack.

Philippians 4:12-13 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. 

Contentment: How can we lay hold there of while dwelling on the past and reaching into tomorrow? So many Christians, and I am not exempt have done so, reaching for the blessings and fullfillment of our earthly needs for today when we can lay hold of Christ’s sustaining grace moment by moment? Unmet physical need? Cleave tight to your Savior till he opens the door of providence to meet your earthly need, and upon fruition still dare not let go! For Christ is your life- “and man does not live on bread alone but every word that comes from the mouth of God” yes, every Word, and “in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”- Christ, the bread of life and the bread that came down from heaven can hold your physical needs at bay until God deems right to give a material remedy. Yet “Be very careful not to forget the Lord when you have eaten and are satisfied”

Deuteronomy 8:10-18 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. 

Make Him your source of life so when he does answer you will not abandon Him.

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