Saturday, December 31, 2011

Secret of Contentment

Today is the last day of 2011 and 2012 starts tomorrow. Looking back to 2011 and before that you will note that the world faced economic turmoil, most countries were affected. Because of economic uncertainties many ordinary people all over the world also faced prices increase of foods we eat. Under such circumstances many people are looking for contentment. Contentment is not happiness but more so, joy in the Lord.

I was reading an on-line magazine and I came across this article about contentment written by John MacArthur. I needed to remind myself of these Biblical principles and I believe many readers will benefit from these principles. This is perhaps a good start for the new year knowing the gloom in the world economies.

1. Give thanks in all things.
2. Learn to rest in God's providence.
3. Learn to be satisfied with little.
4. Learn to live above life's circumstance.
5. Learn to rely on God's power and provision.
6. Pre-occupied with the well being of others.

A quote "Contentment is not the fulfilment of what you want, it is the realization of how much you already have".

To read the full article by John McArthur click on the title of this post.

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