Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday

Well, the snow is almost gone, the temps are warming back up. I'm ready for spring now.
Just cant' be satisfied, can I?
This morning, I prayed that God would teach me to be content. Paul learned to be content in whatever his situation was. Look what he went thru-beatings, prison, etc.
Why do we want more? I've always thought if I had this or if my clothes looked like such n such or if I drove that kinda car or had that kinda job. I still have times where I think, if I had that or I wish so and so.
In highschool I thought, if I just had a pair of Levis, I could have a friend. Dumb isnt' it. I was the youngest of 6, 3 sisters, so guess who got the hand-me-downs? Me. and most of them were hand made. Well, I finally got that pair of Levis. Did I suddenly have friends? Of course not.
I've learned in order to have a friend, you have to be a friend. I've learned that a person isnt' made of what they wear or what they have, it's the inner person, their character, that makes a person.
I'm so thankful that God doesnt' look on the outward appearance but He sees who we truly are-the good and the bad. And after seeing all the ugliness inside us, He still loves us. Isn't that amazing? That's grace, folks. Unmerited favor. What we dont' deserve. And He gives it to us freely, if by faith we will believe and accept this gift. "for by grace, thru faith..." read Ephesians 2.

My prayer this morning was that I would be content with what I have-my home, my children, my husband, my job. That I would "own" it, make it my own. I'm learning to trust in the Lord with all my heart, learning that I shouldn't trust in my own understanding but in all my ways acknowledge Him and He Shall Direct my path. That's a promise!

5 comments:

Lanny said...

Amen to your prayer. Few of us don't need a dose of contentment.

Barbara said...

Hi Patty- There's something for you over on my blog. Blessings!!

Marg said...

Great post, Patty. I agree with you and struggle at times as well. All we ever seek is happiness, isn't it? The next thing we buy, the new friends, the "levis"... the bottom line is happiness. Thank you for your post.

Tipper said...

To be content-a wonderful thought!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What lovely words and what a good way to think! I wish everyone could think like that! Can you imagine how accepting and content we would all be as a world? Wonderful post. blessings,Kathleen