Thursday, October 19, 2006

True Satisfaction Comes When... learn to be content.

Paul said it best..."I have learned that whatever state I am be content. I have lived in lack and in abundance; known hunger and fullness." (Philippians 4:11-12)

This week God has reminded me how blessed I am. I wish for you, reader, to sit for a moment and reflect on your blessings. If you are reading this, then that means you have breath in your lungs, you have the activity of your eyesight to read this, and you are, in fact at a computer or laptop...making you wealthier than 75% of the rest of the world.

You have somewhere to lay your head tonight, you can stand outside and yell "I love Jesus Christ!!" and not have to worry about an assassin's bullet ending your life. You have a choice of whether to eat at the dining hall tonight or make a run to Taco Bell instead, when 3 out of 4 children in the world have no idea where their next meal will come from.

I know that we are all "broke college students" here...but I think we take this statement too far; overemphasizing our "economic status". So what if you aren't able to get those pair of shoes you saw at the mall, or you have to cut back to one movie a month instead of one every weekend? (God bless the dollar theater.) That makes no difference in light of the suffering most people in the world endure on a regular basis.

So...with all that said. Take a few seconds RIGHT NOW...and thank God.
He deserves it.

All glory and honor and praise to our Father. I love you Lord.