Contentment is being satisfied because God is working everything together for my good and for his glory.
Prayer for contentment:
Father, you give me everything that I need, and you have given me what I need most – forgiveness for my sin. Please help me to be content. Sometimes I struggle with being angry and feeling sorry for myself when I don’t get what I want. Please help me to be satisfied with your love and to rest in your perfect care. In Jesus name, Amen.
Ruth Younts – from Get Wisdom!
Parents this is a definition and a prayer that must be woven into your life before you can bring this truth to your children. No, none of us are perfect. We all struggle with contentment. This is where we can rejoice at the sufficiency of Christ’s work on the cross and embrace the beauty of repentance. As you repent from being discontent you can lead your children towards contentment.
As Ruth says, lack of contentment is a lack of satisfaction in God’s provision. We can say together with David, “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Contentment with God’s provision is a precious gift you are to give to your children; don’t withhold it from them.
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Wonderful post! Just what I needed to read after this crazy holiday season with my family. Thank you so much for sharing. I am a rather new believer with small children. Just bought this book for myself, I know it is written for children but I figured it was a perfect for my spiritual maturity level. I hope it can help me and in turn help me teach my children wisdom. Can’t wait to get it!
Get Wisdom! is a great choice. You are not the first adult to see that we all need wisdom regardless of age. Thanks so much for your encouraging comment! Jay Younts
Thank you! For this Article, Dear Brother!