But…..

How content are you? That was a question posed to our ladies’ group this week. Of course my first reaction was – most definitely! I’m good. I don’t need anything. I’m thankful.

Our scripture for the night was found in 1 Timothy 6:6-11. ” But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

Then the ice storm hit! When I went to bed and got up the next morning I had heat and electricity. But after 15 minutes – it was out. What to do with no electricity??  Tried to do the wash. Nope! Didn’t have my coffee…My computer died!!! I was not feeling content! Then I thought back on that verse, “if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” I had food and clothing but I was not content. I realized am not as good as I thought.

Here’s what I need to say…No heat but, we do have gas logs and they kept us warm. No phone, TV, or computer but, great day to read some things I have put off. Can’t cook but, my husband went out and got us take out. I can’t wash clothes but, I have plenty of clean clothes in the closet.

Contentment is great gain. It gives you a sense of peace and freedom. This Thanksgiving, think about the things you have been blessed with. Not the things you wished you had.

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