“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13 NLT
Some important things in life, just come natural. Holding a door open for someone who has their arms full, easy peasy. Being satisfied, for now, with my old, gas guzzling clunker, until I can afford better; that doesn’t go down easy. While looking around the parking lot at the place we work, we may wonder, why can’t I drive something better?
We are just people. Often, fresh perspective of others circumstance, helps us take a better view of our own situation. As someone said, “I was sad, when I had no shoes, until I saw someone who had no feet.” This weekend at Journey Community Christian Church we wrap up our summer series, Five Easy Steps… to wreck your life!.
Join us and bring a guest inside. I promise this will be a relevant and helpful message for everyone. Most of us, know and agree, money and stuff will not buy us happiness. But we can get all twisted up inside sometimes, in our thinking, because we’re just people. If we don’t take control of our thoughts, we begin believing, just a little more, is what I need to be really fulfilled in this life.
The Bible is clear, if we have food and clothing we should be grateful for our basic needs each day. Those in recent floods in Eastern Kentucky are grateful they are alive. They will build back, things lost. Many people in the world are struggling just for daily food and shelter. 96% of the worlds population is living on less than $30,000 annual income.
In America it can feel like we are suffering every day, (and we do at the gas pump or grocery store) however, we’re already in the 4% club of the wealthiest people in the world. Perspective of limited resources for people in poverty or people in recovery from natural disasters may help us discover more contentment of what we have today.
If this topic sounds intriguing to you it is probably a topic your friends would enjoy as well. Why not make the INVITE and take a risk? If might be the best thing you could do for a friend. Help them gain better perspective during this time of high inflation with soaring cost of fuel, food and everyday living expenses.
Tell your friends we are still learning to practice contentment, whatever the situation. You might want to share, “Jesus changes everything.” What Jesus offers is more than enough in our greatest dissatisfaction. Never lose hope. God is working on things right now. Encourage everyone you meet. We can learn contentment together. Hope to see you at Journey Sat @6pm or Sun@10:30am.
Also, pass along our FREE haircuts and food at Journey Church location. No appointment needed. Just walk in - Saturday, 3-5pm for kids & families needing a little encouragement and support starting back to school. We are better together.
Let’s do this…. Bring a guest and be a friend…