In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Contentment vrs Discontent


I want to change.

I want to become a person of contentment. I don't want to be critical and quick to be dismayed when things go wrong; I've been both of these things too many times in my life to recount.

I'm thinking on a well loved passage written by the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11-13 (from The Message paraphrase):

I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

I want to live that way. My prayer is that by God's grace and power in me I can become like this.

1 comment:

Petula Wright said...

Ohhhhh, contentment! I wish I knew contentment! I wonder if I ever have.

I guess you already know I'm not content since you read my recent post. I loved your comment -- thank you! I like that you're honest and loving... of course I know what you mean -- it's just so hard sometimes!

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