This morning I woke with a thought running through my head, “Thank you Lord, for this feeling of contentment.” I don’t know why, but I woke content. Is it because my day’s schedule isn’t overbooked with undesirable tasks? Is it because I had a good night’s sleep? Is it because I woke without an alarm? I don’t know what it was, but I felt content.
Yesterday was a good day. I felt a longing to be in God’s presence. I spent time in my Bible, I had some godly conversations with my husband, we discussed some scriptures, I talked about some church events. I was just more aware, more focused on what my priorities should be. I attended church & Sunday school on Sunday and then attended Bible Study on Tuesday and had this feeling that I couldn’t wait to attend again. (Let’s be honest, I don’t always feel this way.) I reminded my son this week that “if you lay with dogs you gonna get fleas,” but the group I’ve been hanging with lately don’t have fleas. They enrich and empower me and build me up and encourage me. Maybe that’s where the contentment came from.
Today I read: “You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” — Isaiah 26:3
Could that be it? Is peace a synonym of contentment? I believe it is. I believe that keeping your mind steadfast and trusting in the Lord WILL bring you great contentment(aka peace.) Now if we would only allow ourselves to do just that!