Christian contentment is …

Really enjoying reading the book In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life by Sinclair Ferguson.  Thursday at lunch spent some time at the local library reading a chapter on contentment and came across these gems …

‘Contentment is rooted not in self-sufficiency, but in Christ’s sufficiency … and is the fruit of an ongoing, intimate, deeply developed relationship with Him … Christian contentment, therefore, is the direct fruit of having no higher ambition than to belong to the Lord and to be totally at His disposal, in the place He appoints, at the time He chooses, with the provision He is pleased to make … when we make Christ our ambition we discover that He becomes our sufficiency and we learn contentment in all circumstances.’

WOW!

Reading … rereading … meditating upon and considering …

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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