Some people are thermometers and some are thermostats. Read Philippians 4:10-13. And you will learn the secret of accepting all things and doing all things.
Have you ever asked someone how they are doing, only to be told with great discomfort, "OK, under the circumstances." As believers we should never live under the circumstances, no matter how difficult they may be. Remember the dire circumstances of Paul's imprisonment and the lack of support he experienced from many of His Christian friends.
Some Christians might respond by becoming BITTER, BURDENED, and even SELFISH. Paul found True Satisfaction through:
CONTENTMENT in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Paul had learned how to contain God in his life. Life is not a series of accidents but appointments. God allows us to go through tough times, for in adversity and loneliness, He can often teach us we wouldn't otherwise learn.
CONFIDENCE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Paul was confident in Christ's control. Verse 13, this verse does not mean we can do anything we want to do, but anything He enables us to do. When abased Paul was Christ controlled to be positive. When Paul abounded he was freed from selfish tendencies. He relied fully on Christ's strength.
TRUE SATISFACTION is a rare thing in today's world. Constantly grabbing for more, more people never realize that contentment is spiritual, not material. As Stewards of the Master, Jesus Christ, we find our contentment in HIM.--- in His Provision, in His presence, in His purposes, and in His power at work in our lives. The power that enables us to say like the Apostle Paul, "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
Sept 1- 1 Samuel 8 Isaiah 41 Revelation
Sept 30- 2 Samuel 6 Jeremiah 4
Honor the Lord from your wealthand from the first fruits of all your crops;
Come and join us here at New Heights. We are a family of beleivers that Love God, Love Others, and Love Life.
Growing spiritually doesn't happen when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we apply what he says. Application happens best within the context of community. Just a few of the many ways you can connect include: Sunday morning small groups, Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, Student Ministry, and much more.
We believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. Whether you serve on a ministry team in our church, in our community, or in the world, God calls us to serve one another. We have many areas to serve in which include: Children's Ministry, music, kitchen, Hall / Door Greeter, production team, community projects and Mission trips.
Jesus doesn't want the church to be an exclusive club. He wants everyone to know him and follow him. We think it is vital that as we become fully engaged in church, we invest in unchurched people in our lives and get to know them. Then when the time is right, invite them to take the next step toward Jesus.