Contentment: God’s Will or My Will (Part III)

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How can we make our homes more of a refuge from the storms of discontent that rage in the world? The endless advertisements telling us that we are not pretty enough, or thin enough or make enough money. Telling us , lying to us, constantly that the very next “thing” will finally make us happy.

If Mom is not happy and content, the children and husband won’t be either. This was obvious when I was growing up and I saw it in my own home .So much of the tone in the home was set by me and the attitude of my heart .If the Momma is always wanting and never resting, this is what the children will learn. If the Momma is content in her circumstances, it can make such a difference in a home. You will see your children become  more content, seeing their mom display this grace from God.

 A secure, content home is rooted in the Sovereignty of God. This is a home of  peace. This is a home given to trusting God in the course of our day. Leaning on Him as He is working in our lives. Being truly humbled by all the blessings, big or small. Hard and easy. (Titus 2:5)  5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

(Proverbs 31:25) Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

And we are humbled by God’s graciousness to us.

Through reading God’s Word, seeking His Will and not our own, we will move more and more towards a heart of contentment, and closer to our true source of peace, Jesus Christ. Him ,who knows better than us what we need. And when we need it. Knowing His ways are not our ways, and His purposes are for our good. And we can truly rest in Him.

Contentment.

Things to think about:

  1. Ladies, is your home marked by grateful hearts ?
  2. Does your actions reveal a heart as being content?
  3. Do you cultivate a heart of contentment through the reading of God’s Word, renewing your mind, daily ?

(Philippians 4:11)

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content

 (Romans 5:7-8)For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Gratitude is a handmaiden of contentment. An ever-growing attitude of gratitude will certainly make us more content since we will be focusing more on what we do have, both spiritually and materially, than on what we do not have. But contentment is more than focusing on what we have.  It is focusing on the fact that all we do have; we have by the grace of God.  We do not deserve anything we have, materially or spiritually. It is all by His grace

~Jerry Bridges

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