Sunday, June 17, 2012

Contentment is great gain

CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN BECAUSE IT BRINGS PEACE TO YOU AND MAKES YOU LIVE A HAPPY LIFE. PAUL SAYS IN PHILIPPIANS 4:11, “FOR I HAVE LEARNED, IN WHATSOEVER STATE THAT I AM IN, TO BE CONTENT.” PAUL LEARNED TO BE CONTENT WHEN HE WAS SUFFERING AND HUNGRY. HE WAS SHIPWRECKED, SNAKE BITTEN, ALMOST DROWNED, BEATEN AND THROWN IN PRISON. IF HE CAN LEARN TO BE CONTENT, WE ALL CAN. FOR CONTENTMENT WITH GODLINESS IS GREAT GAIN.

THE MEANING OF CONTENT IS TO BE IN A STATE OF HAPPINESS OR SATISFACTION. TO BE CONTENT IS TO ACCEPT YOUR LIFE AS ADEQUATE, NOT WANTING SOMETHING MORE. IT MEANS TO HAVE YOUR HEART FULL. NOT SEEKING AFTER THE DESIRES OF THE WORLD. WHEN YOU HAVE CONTENTMENT, YOU HAVE PEACE. YOU DON’T HAVE THE WORRIES THAT OTHERS MIGHT HAVE. YOU ARE NOT SEEKING AFTER SOMETHING SUCH AS RICHES AND WORLDLY POSSESSIONS. IN PROVERBS 16:7, “WHEN A MAN’S WAYS PLEASE THE LORD, HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM.”

GOD WANTS YOU TO SEEK AFTER HIM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: AND HE SAID, THAT ALL THINGS WILL BE ADDED TO YOU. HE WILL GIVE YOU YOUR HEARTS DESIRE. IF YOU ARE TRULY SEEKING AFTER GOD, THAN YOUR HEARTS DESIRE WILL NOT BE SOMETHING EVIL. YOU WILL NOT BE ASKING FOR RICHES OR FAME. LOOK AT WHAT HAPPEN TO SOLOMON IN THE BIBLE. GOD GAVE SOLOMON ONE WISH. 1 KINGS 3:9 TELLS US, THAT SOLOMON ASKED FOR AN UNDERSTANDING HEART TO JUDGE HIS PEOPLE AND TO DISCERN BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD. HE DIDN’T ASK FOR LONG LIFE, RICHES, OR THE LIFE OF HIS ENEMIES. THIS PLEASED THE LORD, SO THE LORD GAVE HIM AN UNDERSTANDING HEART, RICHES AND HONOUR . ALSO, HE SAID THAT HE WOULD GIVE HIM LONG DAYS, IF HE WOULD WALK IN HIS WAYS, AND KEEP HIS STATUTES AND COMMANDMENTS.

LEARN TO BE CONTENT WITH WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU IN THIS WORLD. I’M NOT SAYING BE CONTENT WITH WICKEDNESS. DON’T LOOK AT THE WORLD AND SAY, WELL THAT IS HOW IT IS, OR THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO TO CHANGE IT. THERE ARE SOME GREAT MEN OUT THERE, THAT DID NOT SETTLE FOR THE WAY THINGS WERE. THEY SET THEIR MIND TO WITNESS, PREACH THE GOSPEL, AND CHANGE THE WORLD FOR A BETTER PLACE.

NO ONE IS TOO SMALL IN GOD’S EYES. HE USES THE HUMBLE TO FULFILL HIS WILL. AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A WILLING HEART. GOD WILL USE YOU FOR HIS PURPOSE. “GOD HAS CHOSEN THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD TO CONFOUND THE THINGS THAT ARE MIGHTY”, 1 CORINTHIANS 1:27.   
 

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