Thursday, June 3, 2010

thoughtful thursdays?

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 everything through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:12-13 - NIV

Okay, so I do not really anticipate starting a new segment on the blog considering I cannot seem to muster the fortitude to maintain the status quo (the status is not quo - anyone?). Nevertheless, I was reminded of this scripture (on Facebook no doubt...I suppose I won't cancel my account as previously threatened) and I feel it is truly representative of the current state of my heart.

I know what it is to wonder when/where your next paycheck will come from. I know what it's like to swallow your pride and move out of your apartment. I know what it's like to toast the good times with bottles of champagne (albeit cheap most of the time, but who am I to judge). I feel like this verse gives me permission to enjoy those sweet times of plenty, but it is also a comfort to know that Christ is in the times of drought as well. The key is to be content whether you're feasting or rationing, mourning or rejoicing.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.