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Gratitude and Contentment


Contentment is a virtue that I need to cultivate in my heart.

Contentment starts when I come to the Lord, to my Shepherd and He satisfies my whole being.

Contentment comes when I don't desire anything else but Him.





As I search my heart I must admit, that I am far from there. I still long for worldly things, for the present glory, for  myself, for more, always a little bit more. More love from my husband, more attention, more from my children, more...always a little bit more...

A grateful attitude will sure help me fight this battle. When I stop and see how much I have that I do not deserve, I fall to my knees and praise my Lord, the fountain of all blessings, but the temptations around are real; the devil tempted my Jesus offering him "more". Jesus knew he didn't need more, He had it all.

Contentment and Gratitude hold hands together, they meet; and I pray that these virtues find a place to abide in me.

Let my song be one that says:

"Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

Psalm 73:25- 26

So my Gratitude List continues....



I will be reading this week a small book entitled The Art of Divine Contentment, by Thomas Watson (c. 1620- 1686); may I invite you to come and join me as I learn about this virtue ?

Let the Word be heard and the Holy Spirit be our Teacher.

Abiding in Him,

The first part of my comments are here, The School of Contentment -part one-
Monergism Books

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If I am happy it is because of God! God, in His sovereign grace, has called me out of darkness into His Admirable light. He has opened my eyes and has shown me the way to Eternal Life. He has set my feet on a journey, and now I am walking Daily on My Way to Heaven. I did not find Jesus, He found me. I did not seek Him, yet He called me. I did not love Him, yet He loved me. I deserved death and He gave me Life. This is the place where I keep a journal of my life under His sun and by His grace!
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"It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness?"

Jonathan Edwards

"I am still pondering God's greatness in His creation. I have so many questions that I would like to ask the Lord about the universe, creation, the fall of man... But when I'm in heaven, I wonder if I will even remember them. At that time, being in the presence of God will be enough. I'm thankful that I can look forward to that day."


“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”

- Elisabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart

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