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Wherever I Am

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Wherever I Am

 

 

"...I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need." Philippians 4:11b-12

I'm a fan of old movies. My friend, thinks I'm a little nutty when I sit on the couch and watch old movies on TV...especially when I watch the same ones over, and over, and over again.

 

A couple of nights ago, however, I watched one that I'd never seen before - Man from Laramie, 1955 - a western with Jimmy Stewart. Fairly early in the movie, cowboy Jimmy has a conversation with a young woman who asks him why he's always on the move, not settled down, no home...not really "belonging" to anyone or anyplace. Jimmy's response was:

 

"Well, I always feel like I belong where I am."

 

I liked that statement. It resonated with me.

 

I can recall hundreds of times in my life, and you probably can too, when you had to go somewhere, or do something that you didn't want to do. And, I know that my choice of attitude in those situations made it possible for me to either enjoy myself anyway...or to make myself totally miserable.

 

If we adopt an attitude of "feeling like I belong where I am" - regardless of our situation, predicament or location - knowing that Christ is our constant companion, what greater joy can we know? And, there is no more powerful witness of Christ to others than those who see us depend on, and positively embrace, Jesus Christ regardless of our circumstance.

 

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PRAYER:

Lord, my heart longs to be content in Your hands, in all that I may face. Fill me, Lord, with the desire to seek Your contented Presence whenever and wherever I am. Amen.

Can you recall a time when you had to do something you hated doing? Did you decide to enjoy yourself anyway, and grow from the experience? Or, did you maintain your negative feelings? What situation are you facing today that may be handled better if you're able to adjust your attitude positively?

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Comments

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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - July 7, 2011, 6:45 pm
Thanx Jani! I always enjoy your posts when I catch them!!

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