Sunday, October 11, 2009

Contentment



"Contentment is actually about wanting more - more of Christ and less of everything else. It's not to roll over and sigh with resignation to be satisfied with your lot in life, but it is to sense in your spirit all that you have in your salvation and relationship with Christ and to want more of that. A holy contentment is to want less of yourself and more of Him - more of His life in you and all the peace and passion and exhilaration of being swept up into His plans and purposes and activities in this world. This is the life abundant that He promises to those who are found in Him and draw their joy and satisfaction from an ever-deepening relationship with Him (John 10:10)
James MacDonald "Lord, Change My Attitude"


My Dad is doing a bit better - working to get his strength back. Thank you, dear friends, for your prayers.

I have been "camped out" on this song recently - playing it over and over at full volume. Oh how it blesses my soul!


Blessings,
Linda

12 comments:

  1. Great words and liked that song. I need that fire here. It has been below freezing and we had 5 inches of snow yesterday. Crazy.

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  2. Hi Linda!
    Yes, true contentment is a deep blessing. I've been thinking on this myself... of the Peace that only God can give.
    I'm so glad your father is feeling a little better. Small steps... moving forward!
    Oh I'm listening to He Will Hide Me... what a baritone voice there is! Love to hear that low voice!
    Linda, I always get so much from reading what your soul shares with all of us. Thank you for being such a beautiful spirit and lovely woman~
    God's blessings Always ~Maria

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  3. True contentment is a measuring stick in my life with Christ, a witness to what I left and where I am going.

    Glad your father is doing better. Thanks for the update.

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  4. Glad to hear your dad is doing a little better. Life can be hard...

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  5. What a good quote and something I needed to hear right now.

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  6. Hello dear Linda:-)

    Your posts are always so uplifting and remind me that God is here with me, looking over me and that I really must learn to accept Him fully in my heart.

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, dear Linda, I'm so blessed to have friends such as you. xoxo

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  7. ...less of me and more of Him...

    How I need these words as I daily guide my little ones. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words.

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  8. Good thoughts on contentment, a precious Christian grace. Glad your dad is improving.

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  9. What glorious news, Linda.

    I continue to pray for your father's recovery and your mother's rest in Christ.

    And for you ... that you would know the keeping presence of our Savior in ever-deepening ways.

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  10. Loved your explanation / description of contentment. I've been telling Don I feel 'deeply content' lately. Interesting that we seem to only really sense that when we slow down from the break neck speed we generally live life at. Continuing to pray for your Dad.

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  11. Hi again! It's me :)
    Just stopping in again.

    Some days are the colorful squares on our quilt and other days are the background. All the squares have the special design of the quilter ... In the light, the swirls and flourishes are can be seen across all the pieces.
    In the dark, it's the background~the plain backing, that is wrapped around us.

    Your mother's quilt got me thinking, I guess
    ;o)
    God Bless~

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