Have you ever said the phrase, “I feel so content right now!”? Maybe you were having a hot coffee on a cold day, maybe you were relaxing at your favorite vacation spot, or maybe you just got that big promotion! Take a second and think of different scenarios that make you feel most content.
Merriam Webster defines “content” as feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation. But what if I told you that the Bible shows us a different definition of “content”-that being “content” comes from more than feeling happy about what you have or where you’re at right now?
This week, we are going to dive into three different scriptures to see how the Lord redefines the word “content,” and how the Lord’s redefinition changes the way we live our lives: Philippians 4:11-13, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, and 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
Action: Take a few minutes to write down the things that make you feel most content. Be honest in this list. (Hang on to this list, as we will reference back to it throughout the week.) Ask the Lord to open your eyes to see the things/situations/circumstances in which you feel content, so you can be most honest with yourself.
Let us know! If you feel comfortable, share one item from your list!
Author: Hannah-Grace Hedgecoth