Our scripture this morning is Philippians 4:11-13.
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Paul talks about being content with what we have. He doesn’t say we shouldn’t want better for ourselves and others, or escape from a bad situation, but rather that we must not become obsessed by chasing “more”. His relationship with God is the most important thing and he urges us not to let earthly desires hinder our connection with the Lord. We are indeed empowered to do everything through Christ.
Heavenly Father, we ask for strength to accomplish what must be done and wisdom to see the right path. Send us to share the Good News of salvation with everyone. Amen.