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Time with God - July 31

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Philippians 4:11-13

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Focusing on God turns your schedule into a walk with God!

Paul had learned the secret of contentment in every circumstance. When he honored and pursued God in his life, and God blessed him with financial prosperity; and when he honored and pursued God, and God put him through times of hunger and suffering—in “every circumstance” he encountered, he was content. His spiritual life continued to thrive.

How? The next verse (v.13) tells us: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

The psalmist says, “From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Ps 121:1-2

Does your life work well when you try to live it in your own strength? No. Does your life work well when you invite God to live his life in you by his strength? Yes! Yet we continue to try to live life on our own. How foolish we are.

God wants you to begin each day with an attitude that says, “I don’t know all that this day holds, but I know God has designed my life so that I need him today. I know that I need to be walking close to him, depending on him in every circumstance.”

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