Tuesday

I Have Learned to Be Content

This is an archived blog from December 19, 2005. However, the message still holds true today. In fact, I remember exactly where I was and when I wrote it. I remember how I was feeling then. I didn't know then that I would be where I am today. I have learned even more since then what it is to be content. We truly are blessed. Sometimes, it isn't until we look back that we realize just how blessed we really were...and are still today.

"...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, & I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any & every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Phil. 4:11-13

I am content. I am living more simply now than I ever have. It's not because I have less...I don't. It's because I am content. I am not in need, or more aptly, I am not in want. I am content where I am. I could even do with less, but I don't want more. I have plenty.

Sure there are still things I desire- like more kids, a continuously growing relationship with my loves...Jesus...and my husband, to be debt-free again; but I don't want anything. I'm not envying what the Jones' have. In fact, I like a lot less than them. They can have the SUV. They can have the big house. They can have the high taxes and maintenance that come with it. But as for me & my house, we will serve the Lord...gladly...in our MUCH smaller house with MUCH less STUFF but MUCH more contentment than we have had...ever.

Thank you, God.

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