Thursday, April 23, 2015

Contentment- Jesus Today.

Kley and I are reading Jesus Today by Sarah Young (author of Jesus Calling) as part of our devotionals. There are those times where you read something and feel like it was written just for you, and this one was that for me on the day that we read it.


I call you to lead the life that I have assigned to you, and to be content. Beware of comparing your situation with that of someone else- and feeling dissatisfied because of the comparison. It is also harmful to compare your circumstances with what they used to be or with fantasies that bear little resemblance to reality. Instead, make every effort to accept as your calling the life I have assigned to you. This perspective helps take the sting out of even the harshest circumstances. If I have called you to a situation, I will give you everything you need to endure it- and even to find Joy in the midst of it.

Learning to be content is both a discipline and an art: You train your mind to trust My Sovereign ways with you- bowing before My mysterious, infinite intelligence. You search for Me in the details of your day, all the while looking for good to emerge from trouble and confusion. You accept the way things are without losing hope for a better future. And you rejoice in the hope of heaven, knowing that indescribably joyful Life is your ultimate calling!

Let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. -1 Corinthians 7:17 ESV

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.    -Philippians 4:12

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! -Romans 11:33-36

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