Contentment is Gain

Prison is not a place that you expect to find a contented man. Yet I marvel when we receive mail from prisoners all over the country who have received our Victory Miracle Library.

Through the power of God, they've been transformed from craving, covetous men who were never satisfied with anything, to people who have appropriated great spiritual gain through contentment. Even in the prison atmosphere, they sleep well.

Perhaps your sleep is restless and disturbed because you're discontented. Maybe you're not completely happy with yourself, where you're at, or the way things are. Do you lie awake wondering, "How can I get ahead? How can I make more money? How can things be different?"

Godliness with contentment is great gain, but contentment is learned. As Paul said, "...I have learned in whatever state I am to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere, and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:11-13, NKJV).

Before you go through another night wrestling with underlying frustration, tell the Lord you want to learn to be content...right where you are! Think of the spiritual riches they have gained! Claim them for yourself tonight.

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Heavenly Father, teach me to be content in whatever state I'm in. I long to trust You fully with my life, through the good times and the bad. I know through Your Word that I can do all things, endure all things, and rise above all things, through Your strength. I thank You that You want to bring me into the riches of this greater strength now. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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