>Gratitude and Contentment

>Contentment is a virtue that I need to cultivate in my heart.

Contentment starts when I come to the Lord, to my Shepherd and He satisfies my whole being.

Contentment comes when I don’t desire anything else but Him.

Contentment.

Gratefulness.

Contentment.

Longing.
 
More?

As I search my heart I must admit, that I am far from there. I still long for worldly things, for the present glory, for  myself, for more, always a little bit more. More love from my husband, more attention, more from my children, more…always a little bit more…

A grateful attitude will sure help me fight this battle. When I stop and see how much I have that I do not deserve, I fall to my knees and praise my Lord, the fountain of all blessings, but the temptations around are real; the devil tempted my Jesus offering him “more”. Jesus knew he didn’t need more, He had it all.

Contentment and Gratitude hold hands together, they meet; and I pray that these virtues find a place to abide in me.

Let my song be one that says:

“Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 73:25- 26



So my Gratitude List continues….

186. 

 

I will be reading this week a small book entitled The Art of Divine Contentment, by Thomas Watson (c. 1620- 1686); may I invite you to come and join me as I learn about this virtue ?

Let the Word be heard and the Holy Spirit be our Teacher.

Abiding in Him,

The first part of my comments are here, The School of Contentment -part one-

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