Good day friends, how are you today? How was your week? For those in the US, what did you do yesterday for Independence Day? In my neck of the woods, yesterday’s temperature rose to a whopping 93°! I thought of complaining, but I quickly remembered how much I beseeched the Lord for warmer temperatures (can’t remember whether I used the word ‘hot’), but well… 93° may feel hot to me, but somewhere in Arizona ‘hot’ may not be used unless the temperature tops over 100°.
Rain is the forecast though and ummm…. I’m looking forward to it. No complaining, no whining over here, not even from the kids, just enjoying the beauty of God’s wonderful world, and it’s beautiful isn’t it? There is a saying being bandied around that goes like this: ‘you never miss the water ‘till the well runs dry’.
After high 80°’s and two 90° and more days, that rain that I complained about earlier in the season, is now very much welcomed. Sometimes I wonder if God shakes His head at His people. Do you think He and Jesus and Holy Spirit discuss the trials these humans are at times? Will we ever be a content people?
Contentment is key to living an abundant life. Complains and grumbles is inherent, I think. As parents, we usually admonish our kids about envy and wish for something that isn’t theirs. The constant desire for something else, something different drives us toward discontentment.
Enjoying and taking pleasure in, whatever state I am tells a story of thankfulness. I can now say like Paul, in “Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:”