Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Clearing the decks

Got through an unbelievable amount of admin in the last day or two; sorted through upcoming dates, deleted or filed about 900 e-mails, got the car registered, organized some book reviews and articles, lined up a meeting to think about a marriage weekend Fi and I will lead in October.

This never happens. I can't help but feel something is about to go horribly wrong. That tells you something about my psychological makeup.

Still what a good reminder from God not to allow external circumstances to determine our happiness and contentment, which is really to be found in Christ alone. We can't help but respond to our circumstances, of course, and to be sad when things go wrong; or indeed to be happy when things go well. But such things can't be what we allow to define ourselves. Paul writes from prison:

11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

-Phil 4:11-13

His satisfaction is in Christ alone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do hope you are writing LOTS of books. PLEASE.