"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." Phillipians 4: 11, 12 (NLT).
My Grandma has this verse posted in her home, more than once, I think. I used to think that seemed sort of sad. But why? True...she doesn't live a lavish life. But, I truly think she is content with what she has. She knows she has what she needs. How blessed she is to have contentment with her Lord and what he has given her.
I think I need to learn a lesson from her.
"Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) This is one of my all time favorite Bible passages. This is a message from God that I yearn to follow, but somehow, always fall short.
I "have" to do the laundry, clean the bathroom, vacuum the floors, run some errands, pull the weeds...the list goes on and on. Granted, there is nothing wrong with any of these things. They all have their place. But where does the priority lie? Unfortunately, for me, it lies in the doing and buying and accomplishing.
What I really need to do, is just be. I need to just be with my family. I need to just be with my friends. I need to be in nature and in God's word. I need to just be still, and stop worrying about what needs to be done.
I challenge myself to be still this week. Will you join me?