Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, Characteristics Of Contentment,is going to cover the entire week.
Today, our focus is on Contentment Is Inward.
May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
SCRIPTURE: “For I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
For I know what it is to be in need, I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” (Philippians 4:11-12 NIV)
Paul could get along happily because he could see life God’s point of view. He focused on what he was supposed to do, not what he felt he should have.
Paul had his priorities straight, and he was grateful for everything God had given him. He had detached himself from nonessentials so he could concentrate on the eternal. Often the desire for more possessions is really a longing to fill an empty place in a person’s life.
As believers, instead of striving for temporary happiness, we can settle into a sustainable sense of contentment that nobody can take away from us, and nobody can give to us, either. It is already inside of us, and it just takes a little practice to begin experiencing it for ourselves.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” – Hebrews 4 : 12 (NLT)