Good morning everyone! My son has caught a cold, so he is home with me today. Prayers are appreciated! I prayed about what to write today and the only verse that popped into my mind was 1 Timothy 6:6. The Lord has used that verse many times during my suffering. It is one of 7 verses that He has used to help me over the last almost 7 years since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It will be 7 years on 1-6-2019.
Contentment is not something most people have in this world. That’s because we can’t truly be content without God. We can’t have godliness without God, and more specifically without His Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit of God inside of us that makes us godly and it is His godliness that leads us to contentment.
I need to remember that today. We can rest in God’s love for us. We can rest in His forgiveness through our faith in Jesus Christ. We can be at peace in His mercy and grace. Yes friends, godliness with contentment is great gain!
The things of this world will never ever satisfy your heart. The things of this world will not lead to contentment in any way, shape, or form. We all have a God shaped hole in our hearts that only He can fill. We were purposefully designed that way!
No matter how much money you have or how many things you possess, it will never fill your heart and lead to contentment. When everything in your life is stripped away and all you are left with is God, it is easier to realize that. Unfortunately, many of us have to go through that and God has to teach us that He is in control by removing the things in our lives that are holding us down or holding us back from being truly content in Him.
I am most likely still going through that and the Lord wanted to remind me that although I have lost many things in my life, I have great gain in Him! Yes, godliness with contentment is great gain and I am learning that more and more as I walk with the Lord. No amount of lost money or health or anything can ever take away the great gain I have in Jesus! I pray all of God’s people can be content in that truth!
Grace and peace to you all!