Contentment Is An Action

March 27, 2012

You don't arrive at contentment by simply hoping to be a more contended person; you have to fight for it. And what does fighting for contentment look like?

“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” -17th century preacher, Jeremiah Burroughs

I shared a few months ago about our family's transition. That particular chapter-- in which The Preacher served as the pastor-teacher of the church we started 7 years ago-- that chapter, closed this past Sunday. It's joy looking ahead and grieving what's left behind...all at the same time...somewhat like the celebration of a soul that goes to be with Christ. I'm daily learning what it is to have that submission and delight in God's sovereign provisions.

I'm over at Beautifully Rooted today, sharing about Paul's secret to contentment from his letter to the Philippians. Join me, won't you? I'm praying that you put contentment into action today.


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