20 February, 2008

I Have Learned the Secret

For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances
Philippians 4:11

Trying times lead to dying times......
an opportunity to live what you profess.
To apply the principles of scripture.........
with a countenance of quietness.

When not getting what you want.....
you learn to accept what you receive.
You learn to emotionally not fight back.....
but in the strength of the Lord believe.

You then become innocent in your peace.....
without demand of sympathy ...stand.
You do not become angry and blame.....
with frustrated wringing of your hands.

Though all circumstances are changing.....
God's Word will always apply.
Do not get caught up in feeling rejected......
but take God's yoke and fly.

Unshakeable peace in the inside.....
comes by faith in God to abide,
which is unaffected by all circumstances.....
which try us from the outside.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:12 & 13


(I set the label to, "Guest," but forgot to add:) By Donna McGinnis

2 comments:

eclexia said...

When not getting what you want.....
you learn to accept what you receive.

That's a helpful and beautiful way of putting it. (Of course, it doesn't really feel too beautiful when one is living it out...) It reminds me of the Psalm about the weaned child sitting quietly, in peace, at rest on his mother's lap.

Kansas Bob said...

I need some step-by-step instructions for this one:

"take God's yoke and fly"

:)