Philippians 4:10-23 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity...
As Paul was out ministering and preaching the gospel, he didn't have a set paycheck coming in once a month or every two weeks like most of us. His needs were being met through the financial gifts and provision of other Christ-followers. That being the case, there would be times when Paul had an abundance of funds and supplies and other times when he didn't have much at all. So what did this teach Paul? That he could be content in any situation because he was trusting in and relying on God for his provision. "I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me" (vs. 12-13).
How has God supplied your needs in both lean times and when you've had plenty? What role does God's Word and prayer play in you being content in any situation? Tami
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