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Day 20: 28 Days of Scripture and Prayer

December 06, 2016

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DAY 20: CONTENTMENT

 

 

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 all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:12-13

 

 

We all know Philippians 4:13 from the many athletes and artists who quote it after the big win or award. In these uses it brings across a message that may not be the true intent of Paul. This verse isn’t about winning and being the best nearly as much as it is about being content. In a culture that is obsessed with “more,” it can be hard to instill in our children an understanding of the difference between wants and needs. It can be an uphill battle to teach and practice contentment and simplicity.

 

Pray for a heart in your teen that accepts His strength in every situation.

 

Lord,

These are the areas where I see _____________ in need: ______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

These are the areas where I see _____________ has plenty: ____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I pray that he/she would learn the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Jesus, I know that _________________ can do all things through You who gives him/her strength. Help him/her to see that clearly.

Amen.