Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Be content

Last evening during family devotions I got a phone call. It was about some land for sale with a house close to where we now live. The price was WELL above anything we can afford so I told the lady it was out of our range.

After the phone call my teenagers said they didn't want to move and why couldn't we be content with what we have where we live? That set me to thinking about what scripture says about being content. The verse that cam to mind was Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

What could be better than that? Be content with what you have and that he will never leave you or forsake you. Also it says not to talk about things you want.

OK Lord, I get the point. I will stop looking and wishing for things I don't have and start enjoying the things you have already given to us. Thanks for the reminder.


Debbie S. said...

A silly little saying, but one that has stuck with me for years:

"Bloom where God plants you!"

I lived in discontent for years, trying to talk God into what I wanted. It wasn't until I heard this little saying and decided to change my attitude, that I felt content.


loves2spin said...

Very wise counsel. And a very wise daughter! Yes, choosing to be content is a much happier way to live.