Let us discuss about contentment. But do you have this attitude?

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When you are content with any food, any raiment, any climate, any society, any solitude, any interruption by the will of God. . .

When you can patiently bear with any  disorder, any irregularity, any annoyance, and when your good is evil spoken of, and when your wishes are crossed, your taste offended, your advise disregarded, your  opinions ridiculed and you take it all in patient loving  silence. . .

When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation , or to record your own good works, or seek after commendation, and when you can truly  love  to be unknown in order that Christ gets the glory. . .

When you are forgotten, neglected or purposely set aside and you smile inwardly at the insult or oversight, and when you can stand face to face with waste, folly, extravagance, spiritual insensibility, and endure it as Christ endured it. . .

When the enemy of your soul presses sorely and the world clamors on all sides, and when friends forsake you and foes malign you, and you hide behind the blood, sweetly resting and rejoicing in Him alone. . .

When death and life are both alike to  you through Christ, and you wish to do His perfect will regardless of the cost. . .

When others are content with a meager measure of spiritual powers with only the ambition to be saved, ‘yet so as by fire’, and you claim your full inheritance in Christ. . .

When you, like Paul, can throw all of your sufferings on Jesus Christ and convert it into a means of knowing His overcoming grace and can say from a fully-surrendered heart,’ Most gladly will I take pleasures in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distress, for Christ’s sake‘…”-Author- ‘Anonymous’

 . . .then you can truthfully say that you have learned what contentment is .

 (Phi 4:11)  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am,  

                                                  therewith to be content.



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