Thursday, May 21, 2009
Some days I don't have time to finish one complete thought much less have the luxury of pondering life...allowing my mind to wander like a lazy trail in summer! Today is one of those extraordinary days when the kids are all occupied outside, the doors and windows are open and I find myself puttering around the house.
As I was fixing lunch, cutting fresh strawberries and listening to the birds, this scripture came to mind...
1 Tim. 6:6 ~ But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.
Interesting...Godliness in and of itself is not touted to be of great gain unless it is coupled with contentment! Hmmm...something to chew on.
There are times, as I look around my home, that I feel I might bust wide open, my heart is so full of joy and contentment! We live modestly by some standards and extravagantly by others. By my standards, my life is darn near perfect!
I have an amazing husband, awesome kids, a beautiful home that I have so enjoyed making a haven for my family, lots of great food, a garden I love, friends that bless me and a God who loves me unconditionally! What more could a girl ask for?
Reality is, I can study all I want, spend hours in prayer and tell everyone I meet about Jesus, but if I am discontent about my lot in life then I am missing out on untold riches that He has to show me!
How thankful I am for the heart of contentment that is beating wildly within me today! Thank you, Papa, for your unmerited favour that you have lavished upon me and for Your blessings that cannot be measured by worldly standards. For all this and much more, I am truly thankful!