Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Being Content

What do you have? What is most important to you? What can you live without? God says godliness with contentment is great gain. Are you content?

If we are being good or doing righteousness, we will have the contentment that comes from these things. If we eat foods that are on our diets we feel contentment from that. If we do good deeds for others we have contentment from that. There is a certain peace that comes from doing good things for ourselves and others.

Are you being content with what God has given you? What are the things that are most important to you? I believe it would be the things that money can't buy. It would be your family, your church, peace, happiness. If you lost your car you would find a way to go on. If you lost your home you would find a way to go on.

It would be harder if you lost your family or your friends or your church family. You would still go on but it would be difficult.

Give thanks for all that you have. Make a list of your blessings. Do you have food to eat? Do you have electricity? Do you have a warm bed to sleep in? Do you have someone that cares for you? Is there someone that looks up to you? Thank God. There are a lot of people who don't have what you have.

Godliness with contentment equals peace.

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