Sunday, June 28, 2009

Godliness With Contentment...

Do we even know that word any more? Contentment, peacefulness, quiet spirit, being ok. . . and godliness~being like our God. What a tall order for our lives. Are these possible? Is it truly possible to know contentment in godliness? God says they are "great gain" which implies they are worthwhile and to be desired. But how? How can I be content with the world raging around me, calling out to me to distract me in so many directions that I find it difficult to focus on the Lord's still quiet voice, His Word, His ways, His plan? Truths lie in the Scriptures to a life of great gain. The first step is knowing the Scriptures. I must decide and then dedicate myself to studying the Word. This is a purposeful decision, because I must pursue the study of the Bible or it just won't happen. I am too busy, too tired, too this or too that~ but without knowing the Word, I won't know Its Author, the Inspiration behind and literally within each Word~God. And the contentment, the peace which I seek will elude me; I will find myself empty without it. The things of this world such as riches and fame will not satisfy my longing for God. Only He can take care of the inner call or cry for Him, so why do I find myself looking in places other than His Word? His Word contains His message to my hungry soul. Today, I pledge to read each day His Word and to contemplate God in my life~to seek godliness with contentment so that I will be in a place of great gain!

Won't you join me in reading the Bible each day? As David, King of Israel said, "Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee." God says, "Call unto Me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not." I am guessing His contentment and godliness are among the things He will show~
Grace and Peace,
Lady Graceful

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