Can I tell you a secret?
Philippians 4: 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Its the secret to contentment...Paul, who was imprisoned for the gospel, beaten for the gospel, shipwrecked for the gospel, shamed for the gospel, and ultimately would give his life for the gospel knew this secret well. He could do all this through Christ who gave him strength.
That's what this journey is about...is learning this secret. And if I'm honest, my focus through 48 hours has been more on food than it has on Christ. Even now, though our bodies are being detoxed and we're missing out on some staple foods, we are still well fed.
I woke up with this on my mind...that even now, though I feel hungry...I've never once in my life experienced the true depth of hunger. We can do this...because He gives us strength.
So, CONTENTMENT is the word of the day...when your stomach growls, when you feel like being irritable, when you want to cut corners or quit...Whisper this prayer..."Show me the secret of contentment Lord, Give me Strength."