Contentment

Life is like a party.  You invite a lot of people; some go, some join you, some laugh with you, some didn’t come.  But in the end, after the fun, there would be a few who would clean up the mess with you.  And most of the time, those were the uninvited ones.~ Unknown Author ~ 

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~ 

Hello friends.  (smile)  It’s a beautiful thing to learn contentment, as we keep the faith.  The ebbs and flows, in life, will teach, change and grow us, one way or another.  Praise The Lord, by faith, for the victory.  

Sometimes, we want ________________ (fill in the blank) now.  Sometimes, God has something better.  

Contentment becomes powerful when we learn timing is everything as we walk through. 

Contentment becomes powerful when we learn ebbs and flows, in life, are temporary.   

Contentment helps to release our angst and have patience for the manifestation.    

Contentment helps to adapt while waiting. 

Contentment helps to let go and move forward.  

Contentment helps to keep the faith. 

Contentment is a state of mind, while going to the challenging circus everyday.  

Contentment is knowing who you are in Christ, in spite of words spoken about us. 

Contentment is blessings our enemies by choice.  It give God glory.

Contentment is loving ourself flaws and all.  Thank God for His mercy and grace. 

Contentment is loving those who support us when we need it most. 

Contentment promotes inner peace.  No angst.  

Contentment promotes trust that God can work all things out.  

Contentment promotes praise because we can.  

Blessings, my friends to be content until God changes our situation.  (smile) 

Your thoughts or comments are always welcome.   

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God’s Protection

Sometimes all we need is some personal space and time to release, reflect, and focus on all the amazing things that we have been blessed with in life.
~ Unknown Author ~

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
~ Romans 8:28 ~

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.
~ Philippians 4:10-13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well in your world and you had a blessed Thanksgiving! (smile) All is well in my world. Praise The Lord.

I’ve been enjoying life in spite of things and stuff or Y moments. Here’s the thing, adversity and free will. We’re all different and can press each other’s buttons. (shock face)

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In life, we could be the something or someone that irritates others. Sometimes, we, like others, are not ready. Ah, the cycle of life to adapt and adjust.

As spiritual fruit grows within us, it becomes easier to adapt and adjust to things and stuff or Y moments.

It’s a beautiful thing to learn contentment by renewing the mind and meditating on Psalm 91.

It’s a beautiful thing to realize faith and trust in God is all that matters; because at the end of the day, we’re still standing and life goes on. Glory to God. (smile)

It’s a beautiful thing to let it go. The “it” will be different for each of us, nonetheless, letting go brings freedom and breaks the bondage that keeps us stuck.

It’s a beautiful thing to practice the pause before answering foolishness. Silence, at times, speaks of spiritual maturity.

It’s a beautiful thing to understand choices and know that God always provides when we walk by faith and our choice is aligned with His will for our life.

It’s a beautiful thing to know that God is for us, who can be against us.

It’s a beautiful thing to behold all things. God can use all things to bring about spiritual growth, healing, maturity (wholeness) that leads to contentment of where we are today and His protection along the way.

Be blessed and content, as we keep the faith until God manifests our next step! (smile)

Contentment

Until God changes our current situation, let’s stand in faith, on Philippians 4:11-12, Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

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Contentment – An uncomplaining acceptance of one’s share

Contentment opposed to:
Anxiety – Matthew 6:25, 34
Murmuring – 1 Corinthians 10:10
Greed – Hebrews 13:5
Envy – James 3:16

Contentment shown by our recognition of:
Our unworthiness – Genesis 32:10
Our trust – Hebrews 3:17-19
God’s care – Psalms 145:7-21
God’s provisions – 1 Timothy 6:6-8
God’s promises – Hebrews 13:5

God bless you, my friends and keep the faith! 😀