There are many passages in the Bible that I reference over and over for encouragement. My favorite chapter of the Bible is in this category—Philippians 4. Paul’s circumstances when he wrote this letter were so low, but you’d never know it from the way he spoke. In particular I am amazed by his attitude and overall contentment.
There are many times that I feel discontentment. Then I have to remember verses 11-13. I won’t print it all here, but in those verses he basically said that he knows how to be content in any kind of situation, and he relies on Christ for his strength. I would like to get to that point without even a second thought.
Today I bought some CDs. I haven’t bought any new CDs in a few months, so this was a treat. One of them was an impulse buy, by an old school artist—Lisa Stansfield’s Greatest Hits. I don’t know that many of her songs but something made me hold onto it.
When I got in the car and put in the CD, the first song was “Change.” In case you don’t know or don’t remember the song, here is the chorus:
If I could change
I live my life today
I wouldn’t change a single thing
‘Cause if I changed
into another place
I wouldn’t see your smiling face
It really made me think—can a person make you feel this way? That everything else in your life is OK as long as they are in it?
Mary J.’s song “Fine” has a similar message to it—being perfectly fine and OK with your life as it is.
I’m not there, but I really want to get to that point.
Your thoughts and comments are welcome. Thanks for reading.