Tuesday 23 Jan 2018
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John 6:48

I am the bread of life.

 

Contentment

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 - Philipians 4:11-12

We need to ask ourselves what has the Lord promised us with regards to our needs in this life? This we need to do because it is no use ignoring this promise and the truth in it by running wild with uncontrolled desire only to now throw such at the feet of the Lord saying ‘you said we should and we would receive’ – Mathew 7:7. The truth, even as our Lord has taught us is this...before we were formed God knew all about our needs and as we yield ourselves to will , he meets us at every point of our needs.

On our own part because we are expected to trust him along his revealed will to us, we are to allow this trust we exercise to fill us with contentment. How you may ask? Well by understanding that as long as our life is in line with his will (please note , it is not the other way around). It is our life and our will that comes under the sovereign will of God, and when that becomes the case, we are to exercise contentment in what he has promised to make available to us. We can be sure of one thing when we do this; God has and will never fail those who have come to this place of contentment inspired by this manner of submission and trust.

The Psalmist said,

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. – Psalm 37:25.