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Evening Devotion

How easily we establish great goals for ourselves.
We seek accomplishment, satisfaction, recognition and comfort.
We ought not.
Let’s see what the Scriptures have to say about this.
Matthew 10:39  “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
Matthew 11:29  “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
1 Timothy 6:6-8 “ But godliness with contentment is great gain ... but if we have food and clothing,  we will be content with that.”
Philippians  4:11 “ ... for I  have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”       
Whatever the circumstances, and to be sure they are discouraging at the present, none the less we are called to be content.  I believe that these present difficult times are also a call to repentance. How foolish we can be in making expansive and selfish plans for the future, not knowing what the next day holds. It is pretty clear now how uncertain the future is but for the mercy and grace of God. We ought to place each days plans and desires before His Throne of Mercy and find our comfort in Him.
Prayer: Forgive us Father. In Your mercy and the power of the Spirit, grant us deep joy, contentment and complete satisfaction in you. We praise and thank you for each day you grant us. In Jesus name.

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