message from the pastor : True Satisfaction

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."


Bible Reading Plan this Month

  Sept 1-     1 Samuel 8   Isaiah 41   Revelation

Sept 30-     2 Samuel 6   Jeremiah 4


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- Rick Kennedy, Pastor

Today's Verse

For he will order his angels to protect you in all you do.

Psalms 91:11

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