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I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12-13 (NRSV)
I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. Philippians 4:12-13 (The Message)
Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit. Psalm 17:1 (NRSV)
As we approach Sunday and the story of Jacob wrestling with God, I am reminded of the intimacy that scripture portrays as available to us in our relationship with God. Like the Psalmist, have you ever cried out to God? Like Jacob have you wrestled with God?
I imagine God’s greatest desire is to engage Him, engage Her at whatever place and way we are able to do that. Of course, the promise is we do that with the understanding that, as Paul states, “Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.”
In our prayers: Joan Jones, Mark Stanford (you can help contribute to Mark’s living expenses while he is out of work here.), Carol and Karen Lewis are back in the US!
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