Monday, December 14, 2009


1 Timothy 6: 8

…So let us be content.

When I read this scripture I wanted to shout YES …Let us be content Lord!

We rush through each day from appointment to appointment, rush home with each chore marked off of a list and the feelings of insecurity surface. Why? Because we aren't content!

Content means satisfied with what one has. When you look at that definition are you content? Would you allow yourself to be content, if it weren't for looking at what society tells us we need?

You may have heard me share after my house fire that I realized things were just stuff. Oh we all like our stuff, but it really doesn't matter much. I have a jar of ashes that I keep as a reminder of what happens to our stuff. Stuff is just that it is stuff and we allow the desire for more stuff to take our feelings of contentment right out of the picture.

I read this story from The Daily Bread and thought that's it…

Philip Parham tells the story of a rich industrialist who was disturbed to find a fisherman sitting lazily beside his boat. "Why aren't you out there fishing?" he asked.

"Because I've caught enough fish for today," said the fisherman.
"Why don't you catch more fish than you need?' the rich man asked.
"What would I do with them?"

"You could earn more money," came the impatient reply, "and buy a better boat so you could go deeper and catch more fish. You could purchase nylon nets, catch even more fish, and make more money. Soon you'd have a fleet of boats and be rich like me."

The fisherman asked, "Then what would I do?"
"You could sit down and enjoy life," said the industrialist.
"What do you think I'm doing now?" the fisherman replied as he looked placidly out to sea.

The picture is one that looks like me…I love to grab a book, lay on a float and just be satisfied with life. I love to reflect, refresh and renew lying on a float. I talk to God and thank Him for this feeling of contentment. Satisfaction the only way one ever feels content with Him!



1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, that picture makes me feel content just looking at it. I am thinking of that song that goes something like, "looking for love in all the wrong places...", but we could replace love with contentment. Looking for contentment in all the wrong places...I have done that and still do that on occasion.

Hopefully I am learning where to look for my contentment, to God. Nothing else will satisfy. Looking to The One who satisfies today.