Godly Contentment Leads To Great Gain
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6 (NKJV)
Last night I could not sleep, so I started reading Oswald Chambers book, Daily Thoughts for Disciples. And as it is my birthday on June 26th, I turned to that entry. It both blessed and convicted me.
“The inevitable barriers are there in every one of our lives. They may not be of all intense order, such as a terrible maiming, or blindness, or deafness, or something that knocks one out of fulfilling one’s ambitions; they may be hereditary incapability’s; but the peril is lest we lie down and whine and are of no more good. The thing to do is to recognize that the barriers are inscrutable, that they are there not by chance but entirely by God’s permission, and they should be faced and not ignored.”
You see, I have had a rough two years. On July 23rd I will celebrate my two-year anniversary surviving brain surgery. My tumor has not grown back and I am in good health. For this alone I should be eternally grateful. However, during the course of my recovery, I’ve had many moments of self-pity. I cried many times over the things I lost due to my illness. These earthly treasures are not of heavenly worth, so now I am bent on building up my heavenly treasury.
Everyone will face challenges in life. Many of these trials will remain mysteries, impossible…..
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