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Joy Ride: The Secret Of Contentment, Philippians 4:11-12

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JOY RIDE
The Secret of Contentment
Philippians 4:10-13

“It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got”
Sheryl Crow

I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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 4:10-13 (NIV)

Contentment – Learning to be satisfied with what you have, not what you want

I. Contentment is learned behavior

…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Philippians 4:11 (NIV)

II. Contentment comes from within

…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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.
Philippians 4:11-12 (NIV)

III. Contentment connects me with God’s Power

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

I am ready for anything through the strengths of the one who lives within me.
Philippians 4:13 (PT)

“My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him…
2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)