MORNINGTIME 3824by Benjamin Munsell on August 25, 2021
I know both how to be ABASED, and I know how to ABOUND: every where and IN ALL THINGS I am instructed both TO BE FULL and TO BE HUNGRY, both TO ABOUND and TO SUFFER NEED. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME. Philippians 4:12-13. For those who don't like to look at Christ as our Perfect Example, (because He was God here on earth), the Apostle Paul IS our perfect example of a man overcoming "whatever" so he could still Preach Christ. So, here's how he did it, here's how he Preached Christ EVERYWHERE he went, under ALL conditions. HE DIDN'T CARE, he had NO concern for or about ANY situation or circumstance he was in, IT DIDN'T MATTER, NOTHING MOVED HIM ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, NOTHING. Let's be real here, most people will take a full-blown turkey dinner with family at home over a "food brick" in solitary confinement in the bowels of prison any day. BUT NOT PAUL, he was just as content in prison, as out, in want and need, as fully provided for, in hunger, or full, IT DIDN'T MATTER. He was content in all things, in Christ. He was not ruled by emotions, situations and circumstances, his Joy was IN CHRIST, and Christ was in him EVERYWHERE he went, so EVERYWHERE he went, WAS A GOOD PLACE TO BE. Yes, we all like to be Encouraged as we walk with Christ, but encouraged or not, KEEP WALKING WITH CHRIST. Paul's Heart was for souls of men, and men were always around. Paul's job of winning souls was everywhere he went. His Joy, Peace and Contentment was solidly IN CHRIST. So, there's your Goal, to Live like Paul, be Obedient like Paul, AND TO HAVE THE JOY OF CHRIST, LIKE PAUL, ALL THE TIME. Christ is the Source of Peace. The world is the source of discontent, an unsatisfied and joyless existence, always looking for "better" elsewhere. Never content with right here, right now. What, and Who, will it take for you to be content with ALL aspects of your Life? With ALL situations and circumstances, trials troubles and tribulations, FOR YOU TO ETERNALLY, BE BLESSED?