Wednesday, May 8, 2013
As I sit here at the kitchen table with my hot tea, a cookie, and the sound of my children playing out in the snow, I am reminded about how blessed I really am. I have been blessed with three healthy, happy children. I have been blessed to be married to my best friend. I also have been blessed to be able to stand beside my husband as we desire to see things done for the Lord here in Greenland. Sometimes it's easy to look at others and think that life would be so much better if you only lived the way they did. Truth be told, they are probably looking at your life thinking the same thing!
Over the past few weeks the Lord has really been working on me about being content. I had struggled with it a lot! Thankfully the Lord hasn't given up on me, and He never will.
I think about the Bible verse in Philippians 4:11~ Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. The thing that sticks out to me in this verse is that contentment is learned. It doesn't come naturally, at least not for me. :)
The next time discontentment settles in your heart just think about all that The Lord has blessed you with. You may think, well, He's hasn't blessed me with anything. He allowed you another day with your family, another day to watch your children grow up, another breath. See, He has blessed us with so many wonderful things!
I'm not sure if I am making a whole lot of sense, but I just felt like I should share what was on my heart today! Have a blessed day!
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