You’ll not be surprised to know that I am still meditating over the many experiences I had in India recently.
One of the main things that have impacted on me is the contentment of the believers that we met.
Paul writes to Timothy (and us) telling him to be content with what he has (1 Timothy 6 v 8).
This is not saying that Timothy (or us) has to live in poverty and need.
What Paul is saying is that whatever state you find your self in be content.
If you are rich be content and if you are poor you are also to be content.
If you live in plenty or live in need be content.
The Word never says we should live in poverty or need, contrary to what religion may teach you.
Jesus came so that we could live in abundance John (10 v 10).
Above all things God wants us to live in health and prosperity (3 John 2).
Jesus came and was made poor so that we might be rich (2 Corinthians 8 v9).
We are not meant to live in poverty or need however if we are ever in that state, and as we endeavour to come out from that, we are even then to be content.
In India I saw many people wanting to receive a better education, get a better job and make a better life for themselves and their families however at the same time they were content.
They were living out 1 Timothy 6 v 8 as they moved into living out John 10 v10, 2 Corinthians 8 v 9 and 3 John 2.
There is a lot we in the West can learn from these contented brothers and sisters.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you do indeed want us all to live in abundance and prosperity, and thank you for tat provision you made through the finished work of Jesus”.
1 Timothy 6 v 8…..And having food and raiment let us be therewith content