Sunday, July 15, 2012


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The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.

Psalm 23:1

New Living Translation (NLT)

        I'd like to find a steady assured source of income.   Good health for many more years would be nice.  I hope I can keep my home or something equivalent for the duration of my life.  Since my van may be on its last legs, I wouldn't mind having a new vehicle.

         My wish list is long, but they are not things that are necessary for my eternal salvation.  They are things that make life seem a little better by earthly standards.

         I've always managed to get by in my life and God has been faithful in providing my needs.  I can always think of something to add to my wish list, but I look forward to even better things.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Philippians 4:11

New International Version (NIV)

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  1. Love this. thanks for the reminder and encouragement.

  2. If only more people could be content with what they need instead of what they want the world would be a nicer place. Great post.

  3. Society doesn't teach to be content these days. It tells you to buy now and pay later, or even to get a loan so you can have it all now. No longer do people value what they have because they didn't work hard and sweat to get it.
    I like your thoughts about being content, something I have strived to do for a long time, although like your post, I would like to have a bit more (but no big deal if I don't get it all)

  4. I feel the same way, Arlee. For me, I think part of it is age, but bigger than that is knowing that my needs are in God's hands and I am fine with whatever He gives me . . . (although I would like to spend more time on the Big Island, Lord. Just sayin')

  5. Yep, this world is not our home. The older I get, the more detached I get from "stuff." God bless you!

  6. Thanks for your thoughts. I can see many of us are in similar circumstances.

    Rum-punch -- So true what you say. Welcome to this blog.


  7. I whine about the things I don't have and where the border between 'need' and 'want' starts to blurr - but:
    * I have a roof over my head (all paid for)
    * I have clothes on my back (and a wardrobe full - the fact that so many don't fit would be remedied by cutting my diet!)
    * I never go to bed hungry
    * I can turn the tap on and drink as much clean fresh water as I like

    Compared to the vast majority of humankind, I already live in paradise! I should count myself truly blessed!


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