Content and Thankful

Contentment is something everyone wants but sadly not many seem to enjoy. For believers, a contented life should not be rare.  After all, if we are serving the risen Lord and soon to return King of kings, shouldn’t we at the very least be contented and thankful?

Have you ever participated in the “one word for the year plan”?   Sorry, I don’t know the origin of the idea. The point is to select just one word that you will focus on for the year. This is supposed to be a word that has come to your mind after seeking God for the focus He desires for you. Anyway, I have done this a couple of times and one year my word was contentment. It was a learning experience and I did grow more content in my life. During that contentment year, I read some great articles, blogs and found much on the subject in my Bible. I treasured verses like Hebrews 13:5. I studied and applied Paul’s secret revealed in Philippians 4:11-13.  I had a Pinterest Board devoted to Contentment. I am glad I had that focus and still remain especially attuned to anything that falls into the category of being content.


So, I was recently surprised to sense God saying to me that there was more for me to learn about contentment.

Not being satisfied with what you have, is like saying God is not a good Provider.

What a startling truth! I never want to be saying that!

Jesus loves me beyond my understanding, paid for my sins, is with me now and promises to never leave me. He is also preparing a place and will take me there. Jesus is constantly providing for me now and for the future forever with Him.  What more could I need or want to be content?

“In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”   John 14:2,3  NKJV

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. I am such a struggler when it comes to this! I have had to work hard on being content with whatever God gives me, because at the end of the day, Jesus DIED for me to be free! And that is way more than I could ever ask for 🙂

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    1. Amen. What a great point! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Judy, McKinney says:

    I am so Thankful that I have a Savior that Freely Gave His Life For Me. It is so hard sometimes to be content, please pray for me in this situation. He is all We Need.

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    1. Judy, thanks for your comment. I pray that the Lord will lift you to a new level of contentment in Him I think my favorite verse on contentment is Hebrews 13:5.
      Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” NASB

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  3. Judy, McKinney says:

    I already entered it. Thank God for all He has given Me. He is all we need but will supply our needs not our wants because He knows Best. Pray that I would be more Content.

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