A Blessed Place

What a tremendous word of the Lord given to Family Christian Church by Pastor Hilton. “Detroit is a Blessed Place”. If you missed a service I highly recommend getting the CD because the promise is for you, your family, and your city.

In my morning devotions today I read Philippians 4:12. One secret to living in a blessed place is to realize that where ever God has you…it IS a blessed place. Paul, the epitome of a content man, instructs us to be content in what ever place we find ourselves in. “I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:12 KJV)”.

What stood out for me in reading this passage today, probably for the first time in the dozens if not hundreds of times I’ve read this passage, was the instruction to “be hungry” in every situation and not just full. Wow.
 
If you are in a blessed place can you choose to also stay hungry? Many of us, especially in Detroit have learned to be “full” with little at our disposal, but will we stay hungry in our abundance? We are experiencing a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Family Christian Church – people getting saved, families restored, the Glory of God visiting our services in a powerful way. But, the secret to living in this blessed place is to remain hungry in contentment as well as full.

My prayer for today is “Lord, allow me to be hungry as you are continuing to fill me to overflowing. Not hungry for the things of this world, but hungry for You, for your Glory, for people in Detroit to come to know you as I do.”

I’m so glad I live in Metro Detroit…such a Blessed Place.

Pastor Eric Cedo