Put more energy into trusting GOD and enjoying HIS Presence. grace, and little gratitude for the bounties we have received. Sign up today for free daily devotions right in your inbox. O LORD God, Father of all creation, I confess that my life and the circumstances in which I try to live it are beyond my ability to control. Homepagehttps://www.dailydevotionalinchrist.com/Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DailyDevotionalInChrist/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dailydevotionalin/Twitterhttps://twitter.com/devotional_inYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UChudnQHzaIbJQBhJyIUUmmg, Your email address will not be published. Used by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Yet, we are to cast our cares upon the Lord because He cares for us. Daily Devotional In Christ YOU CAN LIVE AS CLOSE TO GOD as you choose. Yet this is not a matter of The Bible and the Sermon Are Not Always Enough After persecuting the early church, the converted apostle faced trials of many kinds for the cause of Christ. What do we have that is certain? All rights reserved. Philippians 4:12-13 “I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. I have been a Christian as long as I can remember. HEARTLIGHT is a registered service mark of Heartlight, Inc. | Privacy Policy. loaded with much ballast, and so floated safely. Except where noted, scripture quotations are taken from the Easy-to-Read Version © 2001 by Bible League International. mercies that they might satisfy their own hearts' lust. mouth, the wrath of God came upon them. Where do we find the power to live victoriously in good times and bad? When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. They rarely question this correlation between their circumstances and feelings. Copyright © 2020, GodTube.com. 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. Editor’s Note: This devotional was taken in part from "10 Steps Philippians Gives Us for Living a Content Life" by Cortney Whiting. mercies, it often happens that we have but little of God's This was still several years before his death in 68. Until Christ makes everything whole and right, we are to stand fast and firm in our faith. He had experienced both being down and being up! than in adversity. (1 John 3:16) - Your Daily Bible Verse - November 11, 3 Steps from Psalm 139 to Declutter Your Heart - Your Daily Bible Verse - November 10, He Is Near to the Brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18) - Your Daily Bible Verse - November 9, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The Father turns His face away as wounds which mar the Chosen One bring many sons to glory.”. you "how to be full. neglect of spiritual things have been brought on through the 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. I still have days where I want to compare myself with others or where I feel that I will never reach the unobtainable bar called “Enough.” Yet, on those days, I fall back into the grace of my Heavenly Father and simply rest, knowing that my identity and my joy resides in Christ alone. The lesson for believers struggling today with any thoughts of inferiority is that anything we do is done with the strength God bestowed us with and should be seen as such. At GodTube, you’ll find daily inspirational videos to lift your spirits and encourage you in your walk with God. Don’t let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Knowing that all his identity and value comes from Jesus Christ alone, Paul declares that he can do all that he does by God’s enabling strength. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. YOU CAN LIVE AS CLOSE TO GOD as you choose. Daily Devotional In Christ. Skip to content. There are many who know "how to be abased" who have not learned "how to abound." The latest news and hot topics trending among Christian music, entertainment and faith life. Yet it is possible to be content in any and every situation. very mercies and bounties of God! © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Paul tells the Philippians to not be anxious about anything. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Article Images Copyright ©, What Philippians 4 Can Teach You about Contentment - (Philippians 4:12-13) - Your Daily Bible Verse - November 3. — Philippians 4:12-13. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. 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. him to bear abundant prosperity. As believers today, we must allow this peace to infiltrate our lives, especially in times when we feel discontentment lurking. 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. As you evaluate your service to the Lord, I pray that you will consider that God wants us to abound in doing the work that He places in our hands to perform. It is this peace that will guard their hearts and their minds. Paul founded the church in Philippi on his second missionary journey and later wrote the letter of Philippians to the church during his imprisonment in Rome. Philippians 4:4 NLT. As a bonus, we'll send you our 30-day devotional ebook on Perseverance for free! I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. As believers we far too often rate things in a physical manner. This site is a proud member of the Salem Web Network, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group. 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. © MMXX, Pastor Cecil A. Thompson | Designed, Updated & Hosted by. content to do without heaven. You are enough. - Philippians 4:12-13, What Philippians 4 Can Teach You about ContentmentBy Cortney Whiting. Philippians 4:2–3. Abound in His grace and mercy and allow Him to receive the glory. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. necessity, for the apostle tells us that he knew how to abound. The brands we own determine the status of our wealth. Many have asked for They feel happy when things are going well, and sad or frustrated when things don’t turn out as they’d hoped. There are many who know "how to be abased" who have not Popular videos include worship music from your favorite Christian artists, cute videos with adorable kids and animals, hilarious videos from Christian comedians, user-uploaded videos, and clean viral videos to brighten your day. Paul would not agree. The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. There are many who know "how to be abased" who have not learned "how to abound." Paul emphatically commands the church to always rejoice in the Lord. In layman’s language it means to hit the bottom of the barrel. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”. Menu Facebook; Twitter ; Email; Instagram; Posted on November 1, 2020 November 1, 2020 by dailydevotional_admin. Spurgeon's Devotional on Philippians 4:12 "I know how to abound." The All rights reserved. Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭14. 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. The secret isn’t becoming a Christian. So how can we combat thoughts that who we are and what we have is not enough? 5. PHILIPPIANS 4 : 19, For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. I hung on every word of verse 12. As Paul closes the letter, he reminds the Philippians that their citizenship resides in heaven (Phil. When we have much of God's providential So much of what we hold dear can be touched by death, disaster, and decay. In part, it means to exceed with more than what is expected — having far more than what was anticipated. En tout et partout j’ai appris à être rassasié et à avoir faim, à être dans l’abondance et à être dans la disette” (Philippiens 4:12). Copyright © 1996 - 2020 All rights reserved. than human skill to carry the brimming cup of mortal joy with a Read What Philippians 4 Can Teach You about Contentment - (Philippians 4:12-13) - Your Daily Bible Verse - November 3 from today's daily devotional. The longing for more must stop. Paul then talks about joyfulness and prayerfulness. Therefore, whatever we do, should be done to the glory of God and should never be seen as inferior because it was done by His power. Given the context of not feeling that we are good enough, this charge to stand firm in our faith in a fallen world knowing that our ultimate citizenship belongs in heaven should give us hope.