Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Contentment

Serving God does make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. 1 Peter 6:6 (NCV)

Satisfied? That is one thing we are not. We are not satisfied.


We no sooner finish eating a wonderful meal and pat our stomachs. "I'm satisfied," we declare. But a few hours later, or in some cases minutes, back in the kitchen we go looking for something else to eat or snack on.

We take the vacation of a lifetime but are not even on the way home before we dread the end of the trip and begin planning another. We are not satisfied.

We buy the perfect outfit, including accessories but before we even get if out of the bag, begin to think, "I should have bought it in a different color, size, or style."

We are not satisfied. Contentment is a difficult virtue. Why? Because there is nothing on earth that can satisfy our deepest longing. We long to see God. The leaves of life are rustling with the rumor that we will - and we won't be satisfied until we do.

Be content where God has place you. We are to live our lives as an example to others. Speak boldly of what Christ has done for us and what He can do for others.

Live in the right way, serve God, have faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, grabbing hold of the life that continues forever. You were called to have that life...1 Peter 6:11-12 (NCV)



Max Lucado's The Devotional Bible

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