Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Title: Strength in Contentment
By Wong King Wai

Phil 4:11b – ……for I have learnt to be content whatever the circumstances”.

There is strength in contentment. I came to this realisation after reflecting on the question “What do I have to complain about?”. My answer: Nothing! I’m okay health-wise, financially secure, no bad relationships, and work is going well.

I also noticed that most of my discontentment came because I was comparing myself to others or some impossible standards the world has set. What helped me break that mindset was realising that every standard in this world cannot come close to God’s standard. So why compare? It is of no use. So, I learnt to be thankful and accept what I have with a grateful heart.

While we suffer for a while in this world, the finished work of Jesus on the cross is the only certainty we have to stay the course. Right now, it is hard to be content. The pandemic, the economic uncertainty and the political situation leave little to be thankful for. However, we know that everything is in God’s hands and with His strength we can stand firm even amid challenging times.

Let us not lose hope. Something good will come out of all this and we need to be patient. For those struggling and in need of help, or if you need someone to talk to, reach out to your CG members, pastors, leaders and friends.

May you experience the grace of God mightily in your life and find deep contentment as you wait out this pandemic.

PRAYER: My Father in Heaven. Help me to be content with what I have with a grateful heart. Forgive me if I have sinned against You by not appreciating what I already have. Give me the grace, faith and hope to hold on to Your promises and to not allow myself to be filled with negative thoughts. Guide me and show me how I can be of help to others too so that together, we can encourage each other as we wait out the pandemic. Thank You for hearing my prayer. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

星期三, 2021年7月14日

【腓立比书4 :11下】 …… 我无论在什么景况都可以知足,这是我已经学会了。

知足中有力量。我是在思考了 “我有什么可抱怨的?” 这个问题后才认识到这一点的。我的回答是:没有!我很健康,经济稳定,没有糟糕的关系,工作也很顺利。





祈祷 :我的天父,帮助我以一颗感恩的心满足于我所拥有的。如果我没有珍惜我已经拥有的而得罪了祢,求祢赦免我。求祢赐给我恩典、信心和希望,让我坚守祢的应许,不让自己充满消极的思想。求指引我,让我知道我怎样能够帮助其他人,以致我们可以在等待疫情结束的时候相互鼓励。感谢祢垂听我的祈祷。我奉耶稣的名祷告,阿们。