Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. (Philippians 4:11 NLT)
Contentment, the quality of being contented, plays a critical role in our lives. It makes space for safeguarding. It liberates us from unforeseen nightmares and breaks the barriers of failure.
Equally for the latter, a contented Christian hardly fails or misses any opportunity. This is not to allege that he is perfect. Still, he sees the solution out of any situation before it gets out of hands because he is likely to have what it takes ahead of the time the problem comes knocking at his door. A contented Christian sees positivities irrespective of the profundity of the issue.
Pastor Tommy Barnett’s book entitled, ‘There’s a miracle in your house,’ is simply about using what you have to get what you want. A Christian only needs to prod deeper into his life or around him to see that he is powerfully equipped to overcome any situation.
For example, why is that unemployed Christian equipped with a sewing machine in her house keeps on crying and praying to God for financial breakthrough when she can make that headway through starting her self-employment business from that machine? For sure, the machine is not there to rot in a box and gather dust in her house!
As Christian, instead of looking elsewhere for solutions to our problems, why don’t we pause, turn around and search inside our self as well as in our homes for that answer?
I pray that God opens our spiritual eyes to the abundance of divine potentials lying in wait for us to utilise and also the ability of understanding the concept of contentment.
These things we pray in Jesus name,
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13 NLT)
Friendship doesn’t have to be a do-or-die thing. It does not have to be coerced. If instead of free will, there is something like a rope being pulled to induce the other person’s attention, then that’s not a healthy friendship.
Friendship is love without wings. It is never a forceful 50-50 job. It is reciprocal just like love is. Christ first loves us, which implies we ought to love equally well. In other language, we share or spread out the love our Lord conferred upon us.
David loved Jonathan and Idem. Living in freedom means never ceases to love irrespective of whatever offenses someone committed to annoy us. Living in freedom without abusing the good will of God over our lives, entails learning to say no to the spirit of grudges.
May the Lord teach us not to waste our divine wisdom in Him in Jesus name,
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 NLT)
What good is a Christian without a godly character? Whose name is he or she tarnishes?
It is one thing to be called a Christian, a brethren in the church or a choirmaster. Still, it is another thing to really possess the character of Christ.
Thither is a huge problem when a Christian is white outside his home and black inside his home. There is no balance control. And that shows this person is acting under the image of hypocrisy.
This is not Christlike and the Holy Spirit is not 100% abiding with the individual.