Sunday, July 22, 2007


The kids and I spent the weekend at the lake, along with a great friend of mine and her husband. We had so much fun!! It was an absolutely beautiful weekend.

Instead of going to church, we had church at the house. My daughter's boyfriend brought the message. The focal point was Philippians 4:11 - I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I also like what verses 12 and 13 say - 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. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

I think it is so easy to get caught up in what we don't have, or when we are in a bad mood to focus on the negatives in life, but today I prayed that I would be content in all things. In the here and now. It's not exactly the way I would have my life be at this very moment in time, but it is how the Lord would have it...and I need to be content!

Content - even when I can't be with Kevin.
Content - even though the house hasn't sold.
Content - even when I have too much work to do.
Content - even when I want something and can't have it.
Content - even when things don't go my way.

I tried to think of ways to describe what being content means to me.

Counting blessings
Not wanting
Excited (because the antonym to that is bored...)
Not complaining
Trusting God

And to sum it all up...And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19


Paulette said...

So glad you had a great weekend with friends. They are blessed to have been with you all weekend! I am glad you had a special time.

I like your post on contentment. I hope you have a great new week.

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