Thursday, October 18, 2007

contentment...


These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want. [Jude 16]

I re-read Jude after my friend Dana preached on it... and as part of my word study of "complaining" which I will be preaching on next month. This little word "contentment" keeps popping up on my mental radar screen.

Contentment...
regardless of circumstances.
Contentment...
regardless of whether or not what I do is worthy of recognition.
Contentment...
regardless of how hard the job or seemingly unimportant the task.
Contentment...
resting in God's direction, care and counsel.

Complaining and a lack of contentment are linked in a deep way. Now if I can just tease that out so that I can show God's way, not our "default mode" of operations...

Just thinking out loud...
Deb

2 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I bounce back and forth between the two like I have flubber in my butt.

the reverend mommy said...

OK, now with the cow image in my mind (thanks to Mindy) and the word contented -- I'm thinking about Carnation Milk. "Contented Cows give better milk."

=o)

I get to the "content" phase -- sometimes. Then something gets under my skin and well ... I'm not so much.