Contentment Character Book
Publ: Keepers of the Faith
Bind: Perfect Bound
Size: 8 x 6 1/2
Media Mail shipping available.
If I am often dissatisfied or yearning,
If I am complaining or unhappy,
If I am always looking to see what others have,
I know nothing yet of contentment.
For most people contentment is an elusive quality for which they search and search, and many never find it. They think that, if they just had this or that, they would be content. Or if just this certain thing was different, or if they just lived in the country instead of the city, or if they had just a few friends, or if they could take a vacation once in a while, or . . . They often spend their resources—time and money—looking for the things or situations which will finally bring contentment to them. However long they search in this manner, contentment will evade them. Why is this so? Because contentment is not something you can buy or hold in your hand. It is not even something that you can seek. Situations do not bring contentment. Contentment is a state of mind. It is an attitude of the heart. It can be had in any situation. It is a spirit of being at peace with everyone and everything. That is a satisfied spirit. A satisfied spirit is content. In simple terms, contentment is being happy and satisfied with whatever we have, whatever our situation is, and whatever we are required to do.
God created us and gave us life. Jesus gave His life to pay for our sins, and gives us eternal life in heaven. It is the least we can do to be content with the awesome blessings that He has earned for us and whatever He may ask us to do in obedience to Him. This is an important study! Do your best!
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