15 September 2011

Willing to Simply Be?

At different times, a certain feeling may tug at our thoughts, causing us to become aware of a certain restlessness or, even, uneasiness. It's the feeling that causes you to wonder,
Is there Something else to be done?
Is This what is best?
More, maybe?

Sometimes, I think, God may work through these thoughts to lead us to something better within His will. But, often, I think, it may simply be discontentment nagging at us.

I read a piece of godly wisdom this week - words that the Lord used to reaffirm and encourage me. Maybe someone else will find this thought encouraging and truthful as well.

(Taken from The Shaping of a Christian Family, by Elisabeth Elliot, p. 88)

"...Is this really what God wants for Christian families? If there were the willingness to be content with less money, fewer activities which eat into the budget and take the family away from home, fewer possessions; if there were the willingness to 'be content with such things as you have,' would we not sooner find the truth of God's Word, 'A man's real life in no way depends upon the number of his possessions' (Luke 12:15 PHILIPS)? The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and to have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover that the simpler the life the greater the peace."

It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord gives us just what we need when we need it - in this case, He provided a paragraph!

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