In the previous blog, we stopped and thought about our yesterday, asking, ‘why do we do what we do and what motivates us throughout our day’? Having had some time to think about this, it is essential to realise that we only have one shot at each day. So, once it is gone, well, we are not getting it back for a second go at it. This should motivate us to suck every moment out of our day as a gift from the Lord. However, we need to do it from a place contentment in Christ.
As Paul said to the church in Philippi,
“I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Phil 4:11b ESV).
But what did he mean by this statement? Well, this was Paul’s reality in Christ. This is the place where he lived, and it governed how he lived. That is, He was living from the position of being content in Christ, whatever came his way. He had enough whether he had or did not have any aid or support. He was not reliant on external circumstances but was inwardly contented being at rest in the Kingdom of God. Remember, in the last blog; it was mentioned that, we can always choose to do things from this place of rest in Jesus Christ.
This is the framework for a verse that we often take out of context i.e.
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19 ESV).
This had nothing to do with God being his genie in a bottle, to summon when he wanted something. It was about being at rest in Christ as his source of contentment, whether he had or did not have his wants. So, as was mentioned in the last blog, from the very second that we were born again, we entered into a new realm, the Kingdom of God. We are in the richness of Christ, and the abundance of Christ is in us.
Pause in His presence for a moment and think this over…