"Being content does not mean we are satisfied. In fact, to be content is to know we will always be groaning on this side of eternity. Yet when we believe that fullness will come, that there is more than this life, we live with contentment."
Lisa Graham McMinn, The Contented Soul
Found in devotional, Mornings with Jesus
What does contentment look like to you? I had to laugh at the little girl and the kitty in the photo. No worries; just pure contentment.
But life isn't quite so simple. There are always new challenges to face, opposition to deal with and the uncertainties of tomorrow.
As a Christian, I live by faith and not by sight.
I used to live in my dream home. A house situated in an exclusive area of town backed up to a mountain I could easily climb each morning. Every piece of furniture was specifically designed to my specifications. It almost seemed perfect; all that I had dreamed of for years. I was satisfied with the finished product.
But life happens and changes occur. We had to sell our dream home.
For the last two years, my husband and I have lived in a temporary house. That was such a disappointment for me. All of the furnishings I had taken so much time to make perfect ...were suddenly gone.
It was a reminder to me that this isn't my real home. I'm just passing through. There will be disappointments. There will be let downs. So I can't expect it to be a place of perfection. There's a quiet knowing within me that there's more to come.
I long for my heavenly home.
But what do I do in the meantime? I remember that God is my dwelling place. No home, no matter how beautifully designed and decorated, is permanent.
- I learn to rest in Him.
- I learn to live each day depending on His strength.
- I learn to take life one moment at a time.
- I learn to count my every day blessings.
- I learn to love with His love.
But I am content. God is my dwelling place.
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14: 1-3 (NIV)
Blessings and love,
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