Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday's Wisdom

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

Philippians 4:11-13
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

I can choose to be contented because I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:19
 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Trusting God to meet my needs is an essential part of learning to be contented.

God is for me and goes before me to smooth my path; therefore I can be contented.

Isaiah 26:7
But for those who are righteous,
    the way is not steep and rough.
You are a God who does what is right,
    and you smooth out the path ahead of them.

Today's Wisdom
Be Content

For His Glory


  1. What a wonderful word for today...Contentment...I am still learning to be content with what I have...there are so many "things" out there that entice me and cause me to lose my sense of contentment for a moment or two or three...but when I look at what I really have in Christ, and what a wonderful family and home we have, I know I am blessed beyond measure, and therefore am content.

    1. Pamela, I too feel those enticements for a second or two...thankfully the Holy Spirit reminds me of all God has provided and I feel the contentment that only God can give!!

  2. Love that verse...He smooths out the path ahead of them! Love your mug too.

  3. If God is for us, who in the whole world can be against us. I am still learning contentment and will til the day I die.

  4. Great post today Miss Mary on Contentment. I told several ladies recently that just as some mornings we may have to wake up and say, "Lord, today I chose Joy" we often must also say, "Lord,I am content because I have You". I read something recently that said, "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. But, remember, what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for". That's good stuff right there Miss Mary. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. A very uplifting post today, Mary. I hope you have a nice evening. Stay cool.

  6. So very true Mary. We are richly blessed.

  7. My lack of contentment recently hasn't been for anything material....I'm having to learn to be content with Him and allow Him to be enough.

  8. Being content is one of the hardest things I think because we always think we need something to make us happy. I think it is because we live in the physical and the spiritual is a little blurry for us from time to time.
    Thanks for a wonderful post. I sure enjoyed it.

  9. Thanks Mary, for this post. Contentment isn't easy sometimes but with faith and trusting God, he gives it at the right time needed.

  10. Yes, indeed...smiles. Have a lovely Thursday, friend.

  11. The verses in Philippians 4 are some of my favorite. Contentment is often a decision and not what you possess to make you that way. Thanks for the reminders.


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