Contentment: How Much Is Enough?
￼ “It is not good to have everything one wants.” — Blaise Pascal ￼￼￼￼￼In this world of instant gratification and unlimited choices, we often find ourselves surrounded by mountains of things — furniture, knickknacks, toys (for children and adults), tools, clothes, and so on. Are all these things bringing us real joy and happiness or are they prohibiting […]
Two Words That Lighten the Load - #6806
Rejoicing is really the habit of looking for God at work and acknowledging it when you see it. Thanking God is sort of like putting sweetener in a bitter drink. Negative thoughts are just going to make the drink that much more bitter. A thankful heart, a joyful heart, a heart that believes that God has said, "I know the plans I have for you. They are for good and not for evil; to give you a future and a hope."
True Woman: Unfulfilled Longings . . .
Our society has bought into the philosophy that there is (or ought to be) a remedy (preferably quick and easy) for every unfulfilled longing.
Pathway of Contentment
A study outline that will help you get all you can out of Nancy's "Pathway of Contentment" message.
Always Beyond Your Reach - #6114
Celebrate everything you do have. Focus on all the good things your Father has done for you, and let Him turn praise for Him into blessed contentment for you. Because this stubborn push to always get what we don't have - well, it's for babies.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - The Good Side of Not Having Much - #8287 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
Jack had been my best friend in high school, and now he was a very successful airline pilot. And his wife had a great job with the airline, too. Their brand new Cadillac was parked in a security garage under their exclusive apartment in New York City. We had a great evening when they invited us for dinner. So, we invited them to visit us at our totally not-exclusive apartment in a very modest New Jersey suburb. The problem was that about every ten minutes Jack would get up all worried and keep looking out the window. Finally, I figured out what he was doing. He was checking to be sure his new Cadillac–which was parked on the street–was still there. I thought: “I’m not sure if Jack owns his car, or his car owns him.
Contentment in the Bible: 1 Timothy 6:6-7
Christians should learn to practice true contentment: being satisfied with the Word of God and a righteous life. None of the physical goods people seek after will last or do them any good after death, so it makes much more sense to learn to be content without such distractions.
"Content" in the Bible: Philippians 4:10-12
Is there a secret to being content in every situation, no matter what is going on in your life? According to this passage, the answer is yes--whether we're rich or poor, sick or healthy, God provides a spirit of contentment to replace the feelings of bitterness or envy that we're otherwise prone to.
Portrait of Elizabeth
Nancy introduces us to Elizabeth, a remarkable New Testament woman, who modeled contentment and faith in the midst of unusual circumstances.
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Satisfying Our Thirst
Nancy challenges listeners to consider the wells that they are looking to to satisfy their thirst, and reminds us that nothing and no one other then Christ can truly satisfy our deepest longings.