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New Life Daily Devotion - Aug. 10, 2009

  • 2009 Aug 10
  • COMMENTS

Genuine Contentment  

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. 
Psalm 29:11 NIV

Everywhere we turn, or so it seems, the world promises us contentment and happiness. But the contentment that the world offers is fleeting and incomplete. Thankfully, the contentment that God offers is all encompassing and everlasting.

Happiness depends less upon our circumstances than upon our thoughts. When we turn our thoughts to God, to His gifts, and to His glorious creation, we experience the joy that God intends for His children. But, when we focus on the negative aspects of life—or when we disobey God’s commandments—we cause ourselves needless suffering.

Do you sincerely want to be a contented Christian? Then set your mind and your heart upon God’s love and His grace . . . and let Him take care of the rest.

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. 
John Piper

The secret of contentment in the midst of change is found in having roots in the changeless Christ—the same yesterday, today and forever. 
Ed Young

Contentment is something we learn by adhering to the basics—cultivating a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, living daily, and knowing that Christ strengthens us for every challenge. 
Charles Stanley

Contentment is not escape from battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of battle. 
Warren Wiersbe

Today’s Prayer

Dear Lord, You offer me contentment and peace; let me accept Your peace. Help me to trust Your Word, to follow Your commandments, and to welcome the peace of Jesus into my heart, today and forever. Amen. 

 
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