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Well another month has passed and I’m not sure where the year is going. It is nearly November and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I wonder, am I content with all that I have achieved this past year and am I content with my life.
The dictionary definition of CONTENTMENT is:
A state of happiness and satisfaction.
Then there is that scripture:
Philippians 4:11-12 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 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.
Are we content in whatever situation we are in?? That certainly takes some thinking on. I know I am content when we have all our bills paid on time, but that doesn’t always happen and I know that I get edgy about it. Then there is the scripture below from Hebrews…
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
God tells us to be content with what we have, resting in the knowledge that He will never leave us and never forsake us.
Our message at church last week wasn’t exactly on contentment but on the fact that whatever we are going through – God knows and He is in control.
We sit behind Mr H and his family in church and I wonder if I was in his situation (drying from cancer) would I be content.
Now I’m not big on holidays or stuff, we live a fairly frugal lifestyle and this suits us very well, so I don’t really run after those type of things but there are so many things I still want to teach the children and so many things I want to do around the farm with my husband.
Sometimes it’s money that stops us and sometimes it is time, but we need to be content with the fact that we can only do what we can.
After our big butchering weekend where our son-in-law, daughter and family were down and our no 1 son home, we’ve gained a greater insight into what we really do have. We have a wonderful supportive family whom we love dearly. We have 3 grandchildren and 1 on the way and I’m not even 50 yet. We have very little money but God has blessed us so much more abundantly than we could ever have dreamed possible.
So I guess the only thing I should be discontent with (if anything) is the time I spend in God’s word and in prayer to Him.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
And some more encouraging scriptures…
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.
1 Corinthians 7:17 Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
Really I have nothing else to be discontent about. If God is for us who can be against us, should be enough encouragement to be in a state of happiness and satisfaction. I guess we should live in a state of eternal perspective, and stop looking over the fence at other people and their lives.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
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Blessings to you all xxxxx
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