Content

I started about 5 different posts today on a variety of topics. Nothing seemed to be the message God was wanting me to share.

Then tonight…CONTENT…yes, that’s it…I am content.

Is everything perfect? OH MY NO!!

But, I am content with myself, my husband, my family, my life.

Am I content with my relationship with the Lord? Yes and No.

Yes…I know I am saved. I know who I am in Christ. I love Him. He loves me.

No…I know I could always have a better relationship with Christ.

Yes…I am spending more time with Him.

No…I know I need to spend even more time talking with Him.

Yes…I am spending more time studying the Word.

No…I know there is so much more to learn.

But knowing these “No’s”…I am content…knowing He is prodding me onward to be closer to Him…I am content. These “No’s” encourage me…for it means I recognize my need for growth.

What does content look like? I’m not sure…but I know how satisfying it is.

Reversing Falls~Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Reversing Falls~Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Joy…in all circumstances.

Do I have those annoying little things happen to me that just drive me to distraction? Oh, yes…just running out of butter can be aggravating, but I am still content…with those irritating little things and those painful giants that catch me off guard.

Will I be able to say the same thing tomorrow? I don’t know. I pray I can. But if not, I will reach out to my Christian support system…I will ask my dear friends to lift me up in prayer and I know I will soon be content again.

I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess…Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

(Philippians 4: 10a, 11-13 MSG)

Blessings, Susan

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2 thoughts on “Content

  1. Good post. Please pray for Jake. He was attacked today by another dog and was totally traumatized with three puncture wounds two of which have drains in them. The vet said he will be in lots of pain while healing. Needless to say I was hysterical when it happened. J

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