Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Verses

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5
Content--a word I have been trying to embrace.  After all my car troubles a few weeks ago, we started looking for a new car.  My car did get completely fixed and is running just fine, yet we started thinking we needed something better, a little bigger, newer.  Then we started crunching numbers, how high of a payment were we willing to go for?  How many bells and whistles did we "need"?  After discussing it and praying about it and warding off the salesmen, we came to our senses and decided we were just fine with my current vehicle.  We were content.  This world tries to keep us uncontent, telling us that we need something bigger, faster, shinier, newer.  But, the Bible tells us to be content with what we have, so that is what I am working on doing and let me tell you, content is a much more peaceful place to be in, just as God planned for us.

10 comments:

  1. Becky, You are so right. So many of the things we think we need are desires, not needs. Bet you are sleeping better after making that decision.
    Thanks for reminding us that contentment is a thing of the heart not of mind. Hugs, Ginger

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  2. I am trying to be content with where my husband and I are living now & not dwelling on getting things done in order to get to where we want to be. It's hard, but I have to remember that there's no point in rushing our lives & to just be content with right now.

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  3. This is so true. I struggle with this same issue but my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory:) Thanks for the uplifting post today becky! It really made my day:)

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  4. Great sentiment Becky. And a great verse. We've been some experiencing car stress around here ourselves. Thanks. :)
    Midge

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  5. embracing contentment, my goal for the year! take care and thanks for reminding me..;j

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  6. Beautiful image, beautiful verse and wise sentiment. Living being content is so freeing!!!!
    Yvonne

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  7. When I started reading your blog today I thought I just heard this in our sermon this morning, to be content and trust God. We all get so caught up with so much in our lives. Thanks for sharing and God bless.

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  8. This is so true. It is so easy to get caught up in the latest trends and gadgets. The older I get the more content I am and wish I had found this truth sooner.Have a good week, Annette

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  9. So true Life truly is much easier when content, thanks for sharing and God bless.

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  10. It is funny too....sometimes when we let go of a "want"....God sends something better. Thanks for the reminder! Love, Me

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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