This was read in church this morning:
I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 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. Philippians 4:10-13 ESV.
Can you imagine that being said in a church? Can you imagine the sermon being not telling people that they should be happy with what they have got, but saying thanks for what you have given, now we are content.
Can you imagine a TV evangelist saying, “I am content,” rather than, “Give, give, give.”
Wouldn’t that be good?
Now please read this blog before going on.
Maybe not for food, but I know how to position myself on a railway platform to get a better chance of getting a seat when I know there will be people standing. Regular commuting makes me crowd savvy.
This is ticking over at the back of my mind: It is by their fruit you will know them.
(You did read the linked blog, didn’t you? I found it via Facebook.)