What is Godly Contentment Spelled Backwards?
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” Unknown
“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (NKJV)
With each rising sun, we have a fresh opportunity to be thankful. Our Lord pours out a great multitude of blessings every day but we miss the majority of them. We either overlook their splendor in our haste to get though the hustle and bustle of life, or simply ignore to acknowledge them because they seem so small and insignificant. Really nothing God does or offers is inconsequential. It is when we learn to acknowledge the small kindnesses of God that we are able to live life with a more abundant joy, peace, and contentment.
That blessed gift of free will means that we have a choice to either greet our day grumbling and complaining or praising the one above. We can choose to be bitter, unhappy, ungrateful, angry, and sullen; or we can accept our circumstances and view them as God’s way of blessing us beyond measure. Hardship, pain, sorrow, heartache, storms, and struggles are all loving gifts from a devoted and caring Creator. How so?
With love, our God takes each of us in hand and molds us into magnificent and stunning vessels of service that will give Him glory and pleasure. Through the fire of affliction He brings our impurities to the surface, thus strengthening our form. Our choice to persevere through the heat ends with the reward of increased endurance. Therefore, we are able to rest in contentment while God perfects us, knowing He will provide just what we need to endure our trial.
While resting in His care, our spiritual eyes grow keener and more sensitive to our surroundings. While trusting our Potter, we are rewarded with…..
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