Planting Seeds and Throwing Rocks


content?
June 18, 2010, 7:20 am
Filed under: Fighting Fear, Fighting Injustice

One of the most often quoted (and misquoted) verses in scripture is Philippians 4.13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  It’s a favorite verse of athletes and go-getters of all types.  Too bad it has nothing to do with accomplishing anything like touchdowns, victories over opponents, or scoring that commission in sales.  Nothing.  I, personally, cannot dunk a basketball through Christ who strengthens me – maybe if I hired a personal trainer and worked out A LOT…but I doubt it.  I just can’t jump that high.  In the verses leading up to 4.13 (11-12 specifically), Paul is talking about how he has learned to be content whether he has plenty or not much (so that he won’t be arrogant or steal).  He can be CONTENT with what he has through the strength of Christ.  So if you have food, shelter, and love…be content.  If you have a bit more than you need…SHARE.  It’s really that simple. 

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good reminder for me today- we’ve been having home repair issues, but i was reminded that i should be grateful we have nice home to repair, a yard that needs to be mowed, etc.

Comment by Rebecca Williams

this is so right on track…especially today, with everything going on. thanks kent.

Comment by kimberly reed




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