I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. —Philippians 4:11

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I have learned in  whatever state I am, to be content. —Philippians 4:11Now that my   daughter is learning to talk, she has adopted a favorite word: more.   She will say “more” and point to toast with jam. She held out her palm and   said “More!” when my husband gave her some coins for her piggy bank. She even   exclaimed, “More Daddy!” one morning after her father left for work.

Like my little   one, many of us look around and call for “more.” Unfortunately, enough is   never enough. We need the power of Christ to break the cycle so that we can say   with Paul, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Phil.   4:11).

The phrase “I   have learned” tells me that Paul did not meet every situation with a smile.   Learning contentment required practice. His testimony included ups and downs   ranging from snake bites to soul-saving; false accusations to founding   churches. Yet he claimed that Jesus was the answer to soul-level   satisfaction. He said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens   me” (v.13). Jesus had given him the spiritual muscle to endure lean times and   to avoid the pitfalls of abundance.

If you find   yourself angling for “more, more, more,” remember that contentment comes when   you have “more” of Christ. —Jennifer Benson Schuldt

Fret not for want   of earthly things;
They’ll never satisfy.
The secret of contentment is
To let the Lord supply. —D. De Haan

True contentment is not dependent on anything in this world.

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

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