Good morning, friends.
And now, Part 2 of “Contentment” by Marian Parsons from the Devotional book Joy For the Journey.
“What are some practical ways we can find contentment in our lives and in our homes?
* Be Thankful–Be thankful for everything in your life, even trials. We often grow the most in times of want and hardship. Turn complaints into gratitude- “I’m so thankful that pipe burst in my bathroom. It’s giving me a perfect opportunity to practice patience and self-control.’ (Easier said than done, I know!)
* Serve–You can serve those less fortunate who are in your own backyard. Serving others brings joy that far outlasts any high attained from retail therapy.
* Give Generously–Someone, somewhere, always has less than you do. Sharing what you have with others is a great way to combat selfishness. Remember that giving isn’t always about writing a check. You can give your time, gifts, talents, and resources as well.”
Good advice as Thanksgiving Day approaches. What are you thankful for? Who can you serve this holiday season? Who needs you to give of your time and talents right now? May God give us eyes to see the needs around us and feet that are ready to move into action to meet the needs we see!
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
I Thessalonians 5:16-18