Contented – A Poem
Focusing on what we have instead of what we don’t have creates a thankful heart. Having a thankful heart leads to being contented with the blessings we have been given. When we trust in God to provide that which we need, we can be content no matter our circumstances, because we know that He has provided the most important blessing of all — salvation.
Christ Jesus lived and died so we
Overcome sin and death
Not being condemned for
The sins of our flesh.
Eternal life is
Now within our reach
Today and forever.
Each day a blessing, we are
Discontented no more.
“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13.
Ann asked me to visit this post to see the similarity and I’m so glad she did because what you wrote is true. The only hope we have is Jesus Christ and nothing in this world will ever compare. Thank you for sharing this and I pray God will continue to bless your ministering of His word for His glory.
Vineet, Thank you for such a nice comment! I love it when someone else sees a connection between multiple bloggers’ posts. It is so wonderful to have gotten to know so many Christian bloggers like you and Ann and Deb and so many others, and to see how He is at work in all that we write. May He continue to bless your blogging ministry, too. Peace, Linda
I’m contented with your thankful Thursday with each related word you are presenting. Thanks Linda!
Can I possibly be contented
Outside of his circle of love?
Never is the answer
That I come to realize.
Everything doesn’t matter,
Not the fragile relationships or
Treasures on hand.
Everything is nothing without Him;
Definitely contentment is with Him.
Rea, I am thankful for your poem, too! See, you are a poet. 🙂 Peace, Linda
I love this poem. What a wonderful thought and what a wonderful contentment we find in Him! Thank you.
Ben, Thanks! Poetry is a stretch for me, but then I have to rely even more on Him, which is a good thing. Peace, Linda
I really needed a dose of this beautiful contentment in Jesus and what He provides. Today was one of those days that I didn’t get to pray before taking off. argh! That cloud came upon me while I worked, and I began to pray there. By the time I got home . . .and tapped into some blogs . . .He has lifted me again. Thank you and God bless these thankful Thursdays!
Deb, What’s funny is that I actually wrote this poem last weekend, but saved it as a draft then scheduled it for today. I am really enjoying having some structure to the blog with the various theme days, and I’m so glad I learned that you can schedule a post to be published at some time in the future because I had no time for writing a post today! I’m glad this poem blessed you. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Thanks for pointing out the true contentment of life. So many of the time we lose sight of the true blessings of life.
April, I think the important thing to remember is that joy and contentment are not the same as worldly happiness. Generally, they are much better! 🙂 Peace, Linda
Thank you, Linda 🙂
I just visited Vineet’s blog http://inhislovingservice.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/rags-to-riches-a-spiritual-journey/ … Interesting 🙂
It’s wonderful to trust Him . May we truly learn to be contented in Him.
Ann, Thank you for pointing out the connection between my post today and Vineet’s! Those spiritual riches are what truly make us content. Earthly riches will disappoint in the end. Peace, Linda
P.S. I’m loving this Thankful Thursday theme. Thanks again for suggesting it! 🙂