Content in Christ
As humans, but especially as Americans, we don't do well with commitment.
Paul could be content because he kept his eyes on Jesus.
When I complain, I rob my heart of the gift of being content.
We all have way more to celebrate than to complain about.
One of the ugliest words in the human language is "ungrateful."
"One of the most puzzling times in an atheist's life is when he or she feels a deep sense of gratitude,
but there is no one to thank."
The more I think I deserve, the less I am grateful for.
Another ugly word in the English language is "entitlement."
Paul knew that Rome wasn't really his home, and I think we tend to forget that this isn't our home either.
Be satisfied with what God has given you
Let Jesus be your strength