Being Content

Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

For about the last 5 years or so I have been trying just to buy things that I need. Although this has not always worked I am 99.9 % better than I was. I have the Lord to thank for that. Words cannot express how wonderful it feels not to want something so bad that I just had to have it. I am not proud of the way I was but yes I am proud of the way I am now. I feel closer to God in a different kind of way because I do without. Is there anything at all that you can think of right now that you NEED? I can't! I have a few wants but they will all come with time, but you know what, I'm okay with that!

Philippians 4:11
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am,
to be CONTENT.

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Wonderful, timely post. This is much needed today by all of us. I see this as a point of maturity for you. This is an encouraging post to all of us but especially for young people. And I love the picture!

June 27, 2009 at 10:56 PM

Thank you so much for the timely reminder! Sometimes our wants get mixed up with our needs. The picture is awesome!


June 27, 2009 at 11:23 PM

I agree with Clif on this. I have often said that years ago I would not have believed there would come a time when I really didn't need anything. For several years now that has been true. Many times we think we need something when actually we just want it.
Hugs & blessings,

June 27, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Amen! Oh to have the contentment that comes from knowing Christ. To Him be the glory! Thanks for your encouragement. God bless. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

June 28, 2009 at 1:16 AM

We truly have all we need, when we realize this, that is true peace and contentment. Have a blessed Sunday...hugs, Linda

June 28, 2009 at 1:51 AM

Growing up with so little has helped me to appreciate whatever comes my way. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

June 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM

What timely advice, Ginger! Thanks for the testimony.

June 28, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Ginger, I'm glad you shared this with us. My best friend is going through some things right now, and God is meeting her needs according to His riches in Glory. I have been watching this and learning so much.

Years ago, my grandfather died just shortly after WWII. My grandmother was in her forties and had never worked outside the home. She didn't know what she was going to do, but the Lord looked out for her. She stayed at home and continued to do for others. And she was the richest woman I've ever known because she was so rich in her relationship with Christ. I never knew she struggled, and she really didn't. He provided for her every need, and God gave her enough that she did for others.

My mother said that Granny reminded her of the widow whose oil stock never ran out. And when she died, she still had the savings my grandfather had left for her and had never touched the pricipal. And she never went to work... except to continue as a homemaker and Granny to everyone in town. People, old and young, called her Granny (whether they were related or not), and she lived to be 97 years young.

God is GOOD!


Sheila :-)

June 28, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Wonderful post, Ginger! I appreciate your honesty. A lot of people, including Christians, are not content with what they have. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday.


June 28, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Really like this post and so true! I find contentment in the little things in life....anyone who reads my blog can see it doesn't take much to entertain me! Lu

June 28, 2009 at 2:20 PM


June 28, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Thank you for that post. I was just reading today in James to "let patience do it's perfect work." It's hard work most of the time for me but it's definitely rewarding!

June 28, 2009 at 11:46 PM

HI Ginger,
Happy Sunday!!
I can really relate with you on this post, I too have cut down alot on what I buy as far as the wanting verses needing. I don't know if it's just that I've reached a time of simplicity, but I feel as I have been decluttering my spirit just feels so content with less.

Hugz Lorie

June 29, 2009 at 12:47 AM

well said

June 29, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Hello Ginger!

A most beautiful post and reminder. God has promised to supply all of our needs. And as my dear sweet Mother use to say and He is so kind He will not forget to add in just a few of your wants along the way.:o) Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post. Oh to be content, it is a wonderful thing. Thank you so very much.



July 1, 2009 at 12:49 AM

wonderful blog and very well put.

July 1, 2009 at 7:23 AM

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