Manna For Today: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Philippians 3:8 – Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.
Our discontentment is often the result of our not having something we desire; something that is not going our way, something we can’t afford but strongly desire; a trip we’d like to take but cannot, etc. We can, if we are not prayerful, allow the acquisition of things or the lack thereof to color our day, week or even month. Our decisions become a reflection of how we see our world and subsequently our lives.
My friend, you can exchange your desire to gain a number of things for contentment. You will never acquire anything that will in any way be comparable to what you have in Christ. The problem is our failure to properly value what we have in Him.
Take time in this season of His birth to focus on who He is and what He has done. Make a list of scriptures that aid you in appreciating His unmeasurable value and beauty. It will draw you closer to Him and you’ll understand the greatness in gaining Christ.
I Timothy 6:6 – Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
Peace and blessings!