In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6

Continuing the thought of things that can only come from Jesus: The Present of Today.  One clever thinker got it right: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift––that is why it is called the present.”  Proverbs 27:1 teaches: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day mayContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 5

Find the Supply of Jesus for You. (Vs. 19) In the context of this passage, Paul was commending the Philippian church members, because they were faithful to send Missionary Paul money to help him further the Gospel and plant new churches.  Paul is the New Testament missionary that most missionaries pattern their ministry after –Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 5”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 4

Find the Strength of Jesus in You. (vs.13) What an incredible statement: “I can do all things through Christ…” This well-known verse is many times taken out of context or stretched to imply things that it is not truly dealing with. The doing of “all things” is not accomplished by your own power, intellect, ability,Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 4”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3

Materialism is one of the new-era gods of the Western culture. The website becomingminimalist.com reports from various sources the following staggering statistics: “There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times). The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR). And still, 1 out ofContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 2

The Apostle Paul was used of God to write down the Philippians 4:11-19 passage.  Included in this letter is part of the experience of Paul’s life.  Paul was a missionary during the early church years following the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Paul endured tremendous pressure to denounce Christ.  He was faced with criticism andContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 2”

A Spiritual Recharge

A Spiritual Recharge For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  2 Corinthians 2:15-16 I enjoy collecting and usingContinue reading “A Spiritual Recharge”

Where Do You Find Happiness?

Where Do You Find Happiness? I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:2 One of my favorite childhood songs from children’s church is called, “Happiness is the Lord.”  Lindsay Terry tells the following story as to how this wonderful song came about.Continue reading “Where Do You Find Happiness?”

The Window to the Heart

The Window to the Heart Starvation. Hunger. Disease. Devastation. Death. Jeremiah’s heart was broke.  As he was looking around at the war-ravaged city of Jerusalem he saw pain, sorrow and suffering.  His eyes perceived the damage the Babylonian siege had caused.  His heart was impacted by what he saw visually with his eyes.  It isContinue reading “The Window to the Heart”

Can a Little Be Better Than Much?

Can a Little Be Better Than Much? A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.  Psalm 37:16 A favorite song in churches the world over is “Little is Much.”  What a truth is captured by that opening phrase of the chorus: “Little is much when God is inContinue reading “Can a Little Be Better Than Much?”