#5504 – Godly Contentment

Good morning people who put your focus on that which is most important.

Luke 12:15 NIV Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

There is nothing wrong with owning things, but there is something terribly wrong with things owning you.

Are you content with what Father has provided for you?

Your honest answer to this question might reveal more than you realise.

If your answer is NO, it might just be that you have not received a revelation that God Himself is your provider. He supplies all that we need, and this is spiritual as well as natural.

But there must be a partnership with God that acknowledges His lordship and is evidenced by our submission and our gratitude.

While Paul was in prison and in terrible pain and in lack (according to human measurements), he penned the following well-known words:

Philippians 4:12 NIV “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.

It is possible that our greed and focus on always wanting more is the very thing that is robbing us of living in true godly contentment.

I’ll leave you today with the words of King David:

Psalms 23:1 NIV “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

Your life does not exist in the abundance of your possessions, but on your awareness of and focus on your heavenly Father.