Daily Devotional

  • Contentment in Christ — Wednesday January 26, 2022

    WEDNESDAY January 26, 2022

    Contentment in Christ

    But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 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. 

    Philippians 4:10-12

    Paul had an amazing love for the Philippian church. He desired those causing division would settle their differences so they could continue to be a strong witness of Christ’s love to the world. In his life, Paul traveled far and wide to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He looked for every opportunity to share the Good News because he genuinely loved and cared for people’s souls.

    I find it so easy to share the Gospel with people. I want them to know the message of the Cross is real. My heart’s desire is for them to find the Lord. If they do not receive the message, then, that is up to them; they have a free choice, but I need to continue to do what God has called me to do––preach the Gospel.

    Paul believed in the message of the Cross. It had changed his entire life. The Cross of Jesus Christ became the central theme of his life: For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).

    In his new life, Paul had learned contentment. He shared the secret of being content––to be in Christ. He did not have to be pampered to be content. He found contentment in the spiritual resources abundantly provided to him by Jesus Christ Himself.

    Paul was like a set thermostat on the wall. Instead of having spiritual ups and downs when his situations changed, he stayed an even temperature, steadily moving onward in the work of Christ––nothing moved him away from the purposes of Christ––nothing.

    Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly
    disposal in every condition.
    ~Jeremiah Burroughs~

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  • Wrestling with Worry — Monday January 24, 2022
  • The Antidote for Anxiety — Sunday January 23, 2022
  • Rejoice in the Lord — Saturday January 22, 2022
  • Women in the Church — Friday January 21, 2022
  • My Joy and Crown — Thursday January 20, 2022
  • Heavenly Citizenship — Wednesday January 19, 2022
  • Following a Christ-like Pattern — Tuesday January 18, 2022
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday January 17, 2022
  • Be Mature in Christ — Sunday January 16, 2022
  • Are You Pressing Forward? — Saturday January 15, 2022
  • Christ Our Righteousness — Friday January 14, 2022
  • The Excellence Knowledge of Christ — Thursday January 13, 2022
  • Can You Count All Things Loss for Christ? — Wednesday January 12, 2022
  • Confidence in Christ — Tuesday January 11, 2022
  • Beware of Evil Workers — Monday January 10, 2022
  • Testing by Fire — Sunday January 9, 2022
  • Rejoice in the Lord — Saturday January 8, 2022
  • Esteem Godly Men — Friday January 7, 2022
  • Encouragement for Sorrow — Thursday January 6, 2022
  • Fellow Workers — Wednesday January 5, 2022
  • A Proven Character — Tuesday January 4, 2022
  • Rejoice with Me! — Monday January 3, 2022
  • Shine as Lights — Sunday January 2, 2022
  • New Year’s Day — Saturday January 1, 2022