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You’re blessed if you’re content material with simply who you might be, no extra, no much less. That’s the second you discover yourselves proud house owners of the whole lot that may’t be purchased.” Matthew 5:5 (MSG)

Contentment. In line with Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, to be contented is “feeling or displaying satisfaction with one’s possessions, standing, or state of affairs.” This previous summer season I watched neighbors purchase luxurious SUV’s and new furnishings and paint their houses. Some have elaborate play constructions of their backyards; others are continually remodelling. For the primary time in my life, I needed to come nose to nose with the notion of “maintaining with the Jones’s.” On the identical time, I’ve  learn Elevating Youngsters for True Greatness by Dr. Tim Kimmel.


My inside world felt turbulent as I grappled with my very own notions of success. How do I outline a profitable life? Is that actually what God calls me to? As an alternative, Kimmel suggests, we comply with in Jesus’ footsteps and goal for true greatness. It’s nonetheless arduous if you watch what looks like a whole neighborhood marching to a distinct drummer. Not too long ago I caught a snippet of a radio broadcast on our native Christian station. One of many audio system shared how his youngsters have been continually saying, “It’s not honest.” He challenged them via the parable of the employees within the winery (Matthew 20) to comprehend that after we evaluate our lives with others, we lose our contentment. As an alternative we deal with what we’ve got and switch our hearts to gratitude. “Comparability ruins contentment,” he added. That’s precisely what I wanted to listen to. In our dwelling, we’ve got determined to comply with Jesus and comply with the beat of His coronary heart. What a aid to not need to stay as much as every other expectations.

Reflection:

– What strikes you out of your home of contentment?
– What are you grateful for in the present day?

Pricey Lord, Thank You that You’re my shepherd and I’ve the whole lot I want. Your love covers me, lifts me and fills me. As we speak, once more, I select to bounce to the beat of Your coronary heart. I really like You, Amen.

By Idelette McVicker
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