Scripture Reading: Phil 4:12
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things, I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Reflections: Paul tells the Philippians that he has over the years learnt the secret of how to live through any kind of situation. Whether he had little or experienced overwhelming abundance, Paul was always good to go. Paul no doubt was talking about adaptive skills. These are ‘practical, everyday skills needed to function and meet the demands of one’s environment, including the skills necessary to effectively and independently take care of oneself and to interact with other people. It is developed overtime and remains critical for thriving and forging ahead in life. Paul confirms that the source of his adaptive skills is Christ (Philippians 4:13). This means that as long as Christ lives in you, you are infused with the power to adapt to changing conditions and to eventually emerge victoriously. Like Paul, you too can live through any kind of situation!
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that with you I can live through any kind of situation.
Confession: I can live through any situation through Christ who strengthens me.