Secret Power

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There is something that can be in your life that is more powerful than the influences of the world. The world cannot overcome this power, but this power can overcome the world.

This power is available to every heart that believes. It is available to the poor and to the wealthy; to the laborer and to the business executive; to the unknown and to the famous; to the strong and to the weak; to those with much and to those with little; to those who abound and to those who are abased.

What is this power? It is the power of contentment! What power does contentment bring to your life? Contentment brings you the power of a quiet heart. With it, you can go through life with a heart that is restful and peaceful. Join contentment to godliness and you have a union that will bring you GREAT gain.

Contentment takes you to still waters, not to waves of covetousness; to satisfaction, not to dissatisfaction; to sufficiency, not to jealousy; to peace, not to striving. It helps to edify, rectify, and sanctify the soul. It harmonizes with the songs of heaven and echoes in your spirit the reassuring words, “Peace be still!”

And on what is contentment based? It is not based on your bank account, your paycheck, or your assets, because all of these can change in a moment of time. Contentment is based on this truth: “God is my provider and I trust in Him alone…He is faithful to His promises, He takes care of me, and He will never leave me nor forsake me.”

I’ve learned to be content in whatever situation I’m in. I know how to live in poverty or prosperity. No matter what the situation, I’ve learned the secret of how to live when I’m full or when I’m hungry, when I have too much or when I have too little. I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13 (GW)

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (NKJV)

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5 (NKJV)

by Roy Lessin
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