From The Heart

Contentment

1 Timothy chapter 6 verse 6 tells us that “godliness with contentment is great gain”

One description says contentment is a statement of mind that has nothing to do with money, objects or other people.  Nor does it concern itself with how much we have or how little.  Instead, it’s about finding a point of stillness within ourselves which allows us to be quietly happy whatever our situation might be, and to be at peace with who we are.  When we are “in Christ” we know that we have peace with God and that peace passes understanding.  We know our needs will be supplied because “my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus”.

Paul, in Philippians 3 verse 13and 14 says “dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing.  Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us”

Romans chapter 12 verses 1 to 3 we see Paul again exhorting us as dear brothers and sisters to present our bodies to God, as a living and holy sacrifice, because of all God has done for us; do not copy the behaviour of this world but let God transform us into a new person by changing the way we think.  Then we will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good, and pleasing and perfect.  NLT

I believe true contentment comes as we trust that we are walking in the good, pleasing and perfect will of God for each one of our lives.  The Father says, “My sheep hear My voice”.  He fashions our hearts individually.  There are different manifestations of the gifts and callings of God in our individual lives.

Fulfillment and contentment are found as we daily commit our ways to Him, trusting He will lead us in that good and perfect and acceptable will of God. He is faithful.

Each day, knowing there is more that we are pressing on towards; and at the same time knowing and trusting that as Galatians 2:13 encourages us “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him”.

God’s richest blessings.          

Kath

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