Joyful Contentment

Joyful Contentment

How many times do we struggle with being content?   We are so bombarded by things of this world that we can easily be led down the  path of discontentment.  We are told that we need to color our hair a certain way so that we can feel young and vibrant.  We need to have fine clothing so we can feel pretty.  We need to join a weight loss group so that we can have the perfect figure, therefore making us voluptuous.  We need a certain car or we just aren’t living the good life.  The cycle never ends.  If we aren’t careful to guard our hearts, (Prov. 4:23) we will fall into the snare of believing these deceptive tactics of Hollywood.  If we fall prey to these beliefs, we will quickly be spending hard-earned money on things which don’t satisfy.

Come, you who are thirsty.  Come, you who have no money.  Buy food and drink without cost.  Why spend money on what is not bread?  Why spend your labor on what doesn’t satisfy?  God says to listen to Him and eat what is good.  If we do, our soul will delight in the richest of fare.  If we take time to hear the Lord, our soul will live.  (Is. 55:1-3)

When we are faithful to come before God and listen to Him, we won’t be easily snared into believing the ads that we see everywhere.  Hollywood’s version of beauty, fulfillment, and happiness will hold no appeal for us because we have found what truly satisfies.  We will discover that the Lord causes us to go out with joy and to be led forth with peace.  (Is. 55:12)  Now that’s a frame of mind which no amount of money could ever buy!

© 2003, Stacy R Miller

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mel
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 19:17:54

    AMEN!! Love this post!!

    Reply

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