In Rain and Shine: Contentment

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Philippians 4.10–14 NIV

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me.Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.

Yesterday, we looked at Paul’s contentment and how the secret to contentment was in being about the business of Jesus.  If we are employed in the things of God, we can expect to have all that we need.  If we aren’t employed in the things of God, how can we expect to receive all that we need in order to accomplish His will?

God will supply our needs if we will only rely on Him.  Paul admits that he has been in plenty and in want and has learned to be content, in rain and in shine.  The challenge is to leave the “job” of catering to the cares of the world and be employed in the mission of God.  God is hiring, looking for workers who will cultivate the fields of a world in great need.  God will provide the seed, the dirt, the sun and the rain.  Will you be God’s farmer?  Will you thrust your hands into the earth and join in the miracle of fruit and harvest?  You’ll have all you need if you do.  God has promised.

See the audio above for the full message and be blessed this week!


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