TUESDAY January 30, 2018
Walk in Contentment
But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches. - 1 Corinthians 7:17
The Apostle Paul explained to the Corinthians that if God had called any of them to be single––be single. If God had given anyone the gift of singleness, then, God bless them! But if anyone was married––stay married; whatever the state––married or single––walk with God in contentment.
If you are not content, do not run off somewhere and find a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Neither rush off to get remarried. I would say to you today, if you are having problems in your marriage––and your marriage is on the rocks, you need to give yourself to prayer and fasting. Wait on the Lord. Whether married or single you should want God’s best for your life. Wait on the Lord and be obedient to His Word. Understand God wants to bless you.
Paul had learned to be content in ministry. Whether rich or poor, he was content with his circumstances. He said: …for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. (Philippians 4:11).Apply this important principle to your own life. Be content in your married or your single life.
If you are discontent then take your discontentment before the Lord. He can help you have a change of heart and become content with His perfect will for your life. God has not called us to bondage, but to His beautiful peace and contentment so that we can rest in His grace and mercies.
I am always content with what happens, for what God chooses is better than what I choose.
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