RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
DO YOU WANT OR DO YOU HAVE PLENTY?
12 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
I think this is one scripture that we often take way out of context. People use to say God will give thru the strength or the ability to do what ever their heart desires. When they do they are forgetting the verse prior to this one. Paul said he knew what it was like to need, he also knew what it was like to have plenty. And more importantly he knew how to be content with what he had at whatever times in his life God supplied it. God didn’t promise us everything we want. Neither did He promise the ability to get what we want. What He did promise was the ability to cope with and deal with life every day. Being content, loving and joyful in our lives. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and let Jesus give you strength to walk in life.