Contentment…

Really enjoying this contentment devotional. Here’s an excerpt from Day 8’s reading

“…everything we have comes from God. Do you have a family? They are a gift from the Lord (see Ps. 127). Do you work? The tasks of your day were prepared for you by God (see Eph. 2: 10). Did you eat breakfast today? God supplied your daily food (see Matt. 6: 11). Is your heart beating? It is God who gives you each day of your life (see Ps. 139: 16).

…all our spiritual blessings are from God. While we were sinners and rebels against God, he gave his Son to die on our behalf that we might be reconciled to him (see Rom. 5:8). In Christ, he gives us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (see Eph. 1: 3). What’s more, he dwells in us by his Spirit and cultivates in our hearts the fruit of righteousness (see Gal. 5: 22–26).

A discontented heart denies the graciousness of God, acting as if it had not received everything from God’s hand (1 Cor. 4: 7) and arrogantly demanding from God as if it deserved something better…But, recognizing our dependence on a gracious God, we can pray with the psalmist, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy” (Ps. 103: 2–4).”

-Megan Hill, ‘Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness’

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