Category Archives: Contentment
John 3:27 “John replied, “A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing at all] unless it has been granted to him from heaven [for there is no other source than the sovereign will of God].” (AMP, emphasis added).
A man [born again or not] can receive nothing, except it is given to him from above. Yesterday we looked at the first two implications of this statement. The first implication is, Look To God And God Alone As Your Source. Read the rest of this entry
Gen.12:2 (NKJV) “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Sometimes the people that know that you are powerful are your enemies and they are afraid of you. But you are afraid of them too and I wonder why. Is it because you do not know who you are? Beginning from today, Read the rest of this entry
2 Cor.5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” [with emphasis].
The truth is that unless you settle it in your heart to deal with the disease and not just the symptoms, you will just keep going around in circles. Yes, God is magnanimous and
1 Tim. 6:6-8 “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”[with emphasis].
Key Question 2: How much is enough? Really, how much would you need to make for you to consider it enough money? How many cars are enough? How many cars can a man drive? How many houses can a man leave in? How many rooms can a man sleep in? Building a house with ten rooms is neither here nor there. It is your choice really. If it makes you happy, then build it. But how many rooms can you sleep in? If in one night you insist on sleeping in all ten rooms, what do you think will be the result? Read the rest of this entry
Prov.6:6 “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! 7 Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, 8 they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter” [with emphasis].
To Step Up Financially, you must Earn Some; Spend Less, and Save More. Clement Stone says, “If you are unable to retain money, the seeds of greatness are not in you.” The first time I came across this quote, it more than shocked me. Read the rest of this entry
Deut. 28:12 “The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.”
To Step Up financially, the second thing you have to do is Spend Less. The first rule of spending is to always spend less than you earn. I understand that for some people, what they earn is not enough so spending less seems elusive. Read the rest of this entry
Eccl.11:6 “Plant early in the morning, and work until evening because you don’t know if this or that will succeed. They might both do well.”
As you step out in obedience and Earn Some, there are three things that you need to pay attention to and watch out for. The first thing you have to watch out for is Greed. Lu.12:15 “Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Read the rest of this entry
2 Thess. 3:12 “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we appeal to people–no, we command them: Settle down and get to work. Earn your own living” [with emphasis]
When it comes to stepping up financially, there are seven areas in which you have to Step Up in concurrently otherwise you will have a problem stepping up financially. But if you Step Up in these areas, you will inevitably Step Up financially, in Jesus Name. Read the rest of this entry
Isaiah 43: 2 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
Do not be afraid! Instead have the kind of confidence, the God kind of confidence that is hinged in God’s truth. Why? You should not be afraid because as a child of God, you never go through crisis alone. The choice to tap into God or not is another thing entirely. But be confident about this very thing, you never go through crisis alone. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. If God is near then there is no fear. Since God is near then there is no fear. You and I must be focused on God’s closeness.
Heb. 13:5 “. . . Be content with what you have, because God has said, `I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” [with emphasis]
This is the key to contentment, understanding that it is God that has provided what you have currently. So keep your eyes on Him and not on what every other person has or does not have. For some people, what they are wearing is great until they step out of their house. And then what they have suddenly becomes inadequate because they have given into the trap of comparison. Comparison is the greatest source of discontentment. Be content in your connection with God; be content in your connection to the source of all things.