Friday, August 27, 2010

Wanting Nothing But Contentment

Dear God,

You know that there are some days when I just find myself wanting, wishing, or longing for so many, many things... I feel like a little brat child -- whining, stomping my feet and demanding my way. When days like that happen, my endless desires seem so much necessary. Yet when I stop to think and contemplate, I know they truly don't matter. In reality they are just material and temporal... No real value in heaven.

I often wonder -- how can I ever tell my DS and DD to be happy and contented with what they have, when I myself want more from You...? That's a big, huge no-no on my part! I feel so ashamed of my ways. Father, my prayer is that You fill me with so much contentment so that my family -- especially DS and DD -- will be blessed with understanding this teaching from You. Please teach us and help us realize that Your provisions are more than enough to satisfy our everyday, daily, and future needs. As a Mom, please help me realize too, that my many wants are temporary and of little importance. Let me continuously lean on You, Lord, relaxed, and refreshed in the knowledge that you alone will care for me and my family.

I am not saying this because I am in need,
for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Philippians 4:11

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