th (92)I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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. Philippians 4:11-12 NIV


My journey of plenty and want

Has been filled with ups and downs

I would like to say I’ve always smiled

Reality pictures me wearing a frown


When I’ve been hungry

My need has been great

I’m consumed by focusing

What’s on another’s plate


When I’ve had plenty

Gathered extra to store

How much is enough

Just give me one more


Contentment has a secret

You can’t hold it in your hands

It’s nothing on the outside

Behind gratefulness it stands


It matters not what I don’t have

Or whether I have more than enough

Gratefulness fills my heart to the brim

Changes my focus away from the stuff


I’m forever a student in learning

I must listen to the words I speak

When thankfulness is not on my lips

Gratefulness is starting to leak


Thank you God for your plan

Providing when I am in need

Sharing when I have plenty

Using Your gratefulness seed


So in any and every situation

I apply the secret of being content

God is always more than enough

His Son’s sacrifice was well spent