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Archive for November 27, 2011

Organizing the Inside – Day 85 A State of Contentment

5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  ~Hebrews 13:5

The key to contentment is to first consider God.
Consider the hand of the Lord and how he orchestrates the remarkable coordination of dawn and dusk. Consider the blue waves of the ocean that crash to the shore and change to foam before rushing backward to the ocean again. Consider the majestic venues of life while looking upon the snow-covered mountains or the lily filled valley. Consider the beast of the field or the birds of the air and imagine His provisions of shelter and space to play and soar.  Consider the grass that grows but is cut down or burnt by the sun, yet somehow grows back again.  Or consider the flowers that brighten a colorless hospital room or bring cheer to an elderly woman on her sick-bed. Consider how God provides freedom from sin and life beyond death. Just take a moment to consider all the ways God brings color and love and joy into our lives.

Next consider the alternative.

Learning to be content is about looking outside of you
and understanding the importance of investing in the lives of others; understanding why you are here. Being content is realizing that God made you in the right family, at the right time, under the right circumstances and for the right reasons. God specifically set you in place at this time for His own divine purpose and for His good pleasure. Never compare yourself to others, for comparison breeds envy.  Instead see the hand of God at work in the universe and discover your place of service.
Also read Philippians 4:11-13