Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday

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2 Peter 3:18

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."
I've been struggling with contentment lately. It has really given me a heavy heart. When you are not content in your life are you saying to God that you are not giving me enough, or you haven't given me what I need. YES!! It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that it finally hit me, although I was not "complaining" on the outside, not being content was complaining. We have been struggling here financially. I try so hard not to complain about things to my Husband who works very hard and many hours for our money. We desperately need a new roof on our house, but no funds to be able to do it. There are also many other things that need to be done here before winter. Then there are taxes.....the list could go on and on. I realized that I had been complaining to God in my own little way by not being content. I would always think to my self, if only our house was bigger, or if only....you fill in the words. I finally had given it over to him completely. There is usually one area in a person's life that they try to hold onto and not let God take over. I finally gave it all over to him. I learned to lean fully on God and that he will supply ALL our needs. Not just some of them. Then in the mail the other day came a very unexpected check. The check will not only cover the repairs to the house but our other needs as well!! How great is our God!!!! I was not going to post about this for various reasons. But after I thought about it I decided to. I thought maybe there was someone who was struggling with this same area of their life. It may something small or something huge you are not content with. Also our God has a bit of a sense of humor also....Monday our ladies Bible study started up again at Church and guess what the topic is....CONTENTMENT!! Must be he wants to make sure I really get it....it sometimes takes me awhile. Especially since it took me 33 years to finally submit to God fully. September 20 (this Saturday) will be 3 years old in Christ. Have a great word filled Wednesday!!

9 comments:

Debra said...

Jen,

Beautiful picture...beautiful post! Blessings to you today, sweet sister!

Kristi said...

Yes, He does have quite a sense of humor and He lovingly gives us times to put into practise what He is teaching us. I'm praying that He just knocks your socks off today with delight! Thanks for sharing your honesty today.

Meg said...

Oh thank you for posting this! It is exactly what I needed today. I never thought about not being content as a way of complaining but you are so right. God bless!

Kat said...

What a beautiful picture and great testimony of how God is faithful to take care of our needs! Thank you for sharing this!

ellen b said...

Ha! I love it when that happens. Enjoy the study on contentment!!

hip chick said...

I am still growing in grace and I hope I never stop.

Laurie Ann said...

Beautiful picture and verse. Excellent post, too. What a praise! Our full faith in God allows Him to release so many blessings upon us. Contentment is hard sometimes. There is such a fine line between worry and concern, but through Christ we can be content. I'm so glad you shared this. What a blessing!

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Wise words today! Thank you for them, and for the beautiful photo you posted. Have a great day!

Michele Williams said...

God is good - all the time. Thank you so much for sharing dear friend. God bless.