It’s been a while since I took some time to blog. I guess the day to day activities of working to maintain coupled with a focus on growth and development in other areas takes me away at times.
Today’s blog came to me as I’m soaking on the Word. I still believe the Scripture is all the light I need for living a godly life. I still turn to the Word of God for comfort, strength, peace, and guidance. I’m still desperate to know the Most High and serve Him with the life He has given me. It feels fitting to write about contentment because a single woman in her thirties can be challenged in many ways to despair and feel unfulfilled.
There is so much talk, competition, expectation, and worry in the air that contentment seems to loose its place and importance.
I recently had a birthday and I guess I naturally began evaluating my progression, accomplishments and goals. While I prayed about some of those things earlier, I realized I had to decide whether the measuring rod would be Christ teachings or the world’s standards. Let’s be serious, there is a MAJOR difference. For example Jesus says things like:
And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The world on the other hand would like to convince us that we should have a twenty year plan and live in panic about any and everything. It doesn’t take much effort to realize that our Savior’s instructions are written so that we will have peace, joy, and fulfillment.
With all that in mind I would like to share the following verses on contentment:
But godliness with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
I hope to encourage us to realign our lives with what truly matters. Are you content with godliness?
Make sure you saturate in the teachings of Jesus. His teachings alone are so powerful that He described them as one of God’s sign to tell us Jesus is Messiah:
But I have a greater witness than John—my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent me.
Be sure to carefully select the information you are exposed to. Aim to keep company and fellowship with those who call upon the LORD with sincere hearts. (2 Timothy 2:22). Take it one day at a time and enjoy the sweet communion of Holy Spirit. Everything is all good in Christ.