I am not sure about my last blog, I feel like it fell on deaf ears. I won’t give up..here goes another one…
The giggles from children as they whisper to each other make me smile. The simplistic nature of children just enjoying life. It makes me think of a warm summer day with the window open, the sun shining and the birds singing. Contentment.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. (NIV)
How does one find contentment? Does anyone really have contentment? Isn’t it (contentment) just a fleeting emotion?
I think back to the times I have felt contented. The days of my high school years. I was happy, I had a few friends, I was driving, I had my mom and dad to myself. All my needs were met. I remember when I moved away from my parents to Minneapolis. I had my first apartment, my friends were amazing! We encouraged and supported each other. No matter how silly.
I remember when I was first married and the joy of being together and sharing life. I could do no wrong, he could do no wrong. I took no offense, had no offense.
Then life got busy. Kids growing up, husbands and kids had needs that trumpeted my own. Do we lose the contentment when we don’t practice “self care”? I have not been one to dig into the “self care” movement. I feel like we are very selfish people as it is.
However, I do take time to meditate (contemplate) the goodness of God and my reading time. I always have. A busy schedule has not lessen or cheapened that time, however the contentment portion has changed.
The horizon shifts. The focus becomes on the things, not the giver.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace…(NIV)
Be encouraged, God will bring peace if we allow it! The Holy Spirit is peace! Hang on my friends..there is more to come!