Posted by: thedianestory | April 30, 2008

Contentment

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13

I read Philippians chapter 4 today. There is more to digest than one can think about properly in one evening. I’m going to takes chunks of the verses and work on them in my life. I’m convicted over a few things in the chapter, and know that I can live my life so much better for Christ than I am right now. I am always striving to be a better wife, a better Christian, a better servant for Christ. What does that look like?

Being content starts with being in Union with Christ. We cannot have strength, or contentment, without seeking those things from Christ. We cannot truly find these things anywhere but Christ. Often we get caught up in worldly thoughts about how to be happy, how to be content, how to be successful. Many think you can achieve these things by making more money, working harder, or getting a promotion. But the truth is, you can crash and burn doing all those things, and still not find contentment, or strength or peace without serving God, trusting God, and leaning in His arms for strength.

I want to learn the secret of being content, whether well fed or hungry, living in plenty or in want. I want to rely on the strength I receive from God, not from anyone or anything else. I want to rest in the arms of my heavenly father and trust him to lead my life.

So, this is just a snippet of what God began speaking to me today. I’ll be sharing more as the week goes on. Love and blessings to all of you!

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Responses

  1. I love you D! Oh I LOVE YOU my dear friend. I am so glad to have you in my life and as my church family too. Thank you Lord for your Diane, I sure love her and her heart! =)

  2. Diane,
    Contentment is something we could all do to to get more of!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting too!
    You are a wonderful encouragement – thank you!

    Love,
    Analene


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