Contentment in Jesus
Posted on February 8, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ Himself. In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3 NLT
Welcome to a brand new week of Freedom Fighter blogs. We are grateful that you engage with us weekly. I also want you to know that we appreciate it when you write to us too.
I am using Paul David Tripp’s daily devotional again this year, called New Morning Mercies. Almost every day I am getting slammed!!! J
This week I read these two quotes: “Every day you preach to yourself some kind of gospel – a false “I can’t do this” gospel or the trie, “I have all I need in Christ” gospel.”
The second quote: “We either preach to ourselves a gospel of aloneness, poverty, and inability or the true gospel of God’s presence, power, and constant provision. You are preaching to yourself a gospel that produces fear and timidity or one that propels you with courage and hope. You are preaching to yourself of a God who is distant, passive, and uncaring or of a God who is near, caring, and active. You are always preaching to yourself a gospel that causes you to rest in His wisdom or a gospel that produces a bit of panic because it seems as if there are no answers to be found.”
Then I read this devotional on contentment in Jesus that socked me between the eyes. It is from Meet My In the Meadow by Roy Lessin:
His water quenches my thirst; I don’t need to dig other cisterns.
His bread fills my hunger; I don’t need to gather up crumbs.
His banqueting table is extravagant; I don’t need to eat at outside diners (I thought that was a funny one, especially in light of our pandemic).
His presence is fullness of joy; I don’t need to seek ways to find fulfillment.
His peace passes understanding; I don’t need an articificial fix.
His will is perfect; I don’t need to acquire a better plan.
His wisdom is flawless; I don’t need to listen to the world’s point of view.
His grace is sufficient; I don’t need to obtain superficial help.
His redemption is complete; I don’t need to hunt for another Savior.
His covenant is certain; I don’t need to read a different guarantee.
His provision meets my needs; I don’t need to be on a quest for more.
His kingdom is unshakable; I don’t need to find a more secure place to stand.
His smile is enough; I don’t need to seek the applause of others.
His life is glorious; I don’t need to look for another reason to live.
His return is sure; I don’t need to let my heart be troubled.
I needed to hear these truths at this time in my life. I hope they speak to your heart as well.
Have a great week.
Living in light of the gospel,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
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Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “The only person in this world who enjoys complete contentment is the person who knows that the only worthwhile and satisfying life is to be a means, however humble, to God’s chief end his own glory and praise.” -J.I. Packer
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This Week’s Verse to Memorize: And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. –John 1:16-17