Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Faith Blog

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through Him who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:12,13

What would you say is a great KEY TO BEING CONTENT?

 Have a blessed Sunday....
Z

23 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

I learned a long time ago to not subscribe to motorcycle, automobile and computer magazines.
They were designed to make me want ... more.
And never test drive something you can't afford.

But when I still feel like it's not fair I no longer have a bike, or a better computer, a newer car, I try to remember I live like a king and I live for the King.
And this life is short, which gets clearer the older I get :).
I try.

sue hanes said...

Z - I would say that a great key to being content is to have Jesus.

To know that God is with me - no matter what.

To see that I am lucky to have what I do have - and not complain and want more...and more.

To just be alive for another day - no matter what.

Thanks - Z.

thank you Jesus - for Nick - see Joe's Sunday Faith Video to understand what I'm talking about.

Always On Watch said...

In addition to faith in Jesus, I would say that good friends and faithful family are key to the state of contentment.

Brooke said...

Have a wonderful Sunday, Z!

Ed Bonderenka said...

This insight from Bogie:
http://youtu.be/ITs-YX1yQ7o

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Being content is being at peace.

It is confidence, clarity, understanding, and not caring one whit what other people do or wish you to do.

It is being at peace with your Lord and honoring Him in your own way.

BZ

Silverfiddle said...

What Ed said. Wanting a bunch of stuff all the time that you can't have just makes you unhappy.

viburnum said...

Keep it simple!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYi9Vr8bHJY

Ducky's here said...

I agree with Thoreau and stay satisfied by curbing my wants.

Still the will.

Cactus Mark said...

There is only one empirically proven way to please G-d.

If you ain't got it you have to give it.

Nothing in my experience can please Him more than giving from your need. Before long you're not needing and you must continue to give, and give more, and you will get more. A rich Christian is one who has followed this path and understands G-d's desire in this matter. G-d might transcend money but he knows damned well you don't. We spend most of our waking life in the pursuit of money. He knows this (dah, he's G-d) so using it as a tool is not unreasonable. There is no duality.

Thersites said...

contentment...

"...it's not in having what you want, but wanting what you've got." - Sheryle Crow, "Soak up the Sun"

In other words, not "curbing your wants" so much as wanting the things that "actually" make you happy and are not merely "empty signifiers".

Thersites said...

...and let the will go NUTS! That way the will, "stills itself" against external desire and one doesn't feel "depressed" and/or "repressed".

Thersites said...

...one for the duck

Thersites said...

jouissance... w/o the compulsion to pursue its' surplus (or surplus value from "resentment".")(aka the acceptance of limits).

Ed Bonderenka said...

Wow! Who says miracle are not for today?
Ducky made sense!

Ed Bonderenka said...

Thanks for the link, Viburnum.
Beautiful.

Z said...

viburnum...I adore YoYo Ma and Alison Krause has a voice of angels; one doesn't learn to sing like she does, one just DOES. truly blessed...and the combination of their talents is a true blessing; thanks for that.

Bob said...

" I can do everything through Him who strengthens me."

One of my favorites. Thanks.

KP said...

It helps me to remember to the value of time, one’s health, relationships and the fragile nature of all things. Then recall that valuable experience comes out of tragedy, as defined by Aristotle (person experiences a reversal of fortune, bad to good, or good to bad). Tragedy often takes repeated doses before we learn. For some reason I seem to return to the understanding I had until lessons are sufficiently repeated.

I try to remember to do the best with what I've got. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world for me is to see others doing more with what they've got.

KP said...

... and the warmth of the sun.

Z said...

KP and BOB...thanks for the inspiration...xxx

Pris said...

My family and friends have always been my main source for contentment.

Things are fun, but the novelty wears off. It's what's lasting to me, which gives me solace, and that is loving and sharing time with those who are close and caring.

There's not enough money in the world, which can replace that. The only "thing" I ever wanted was our own home, and thanks to Mr. Pris we achieved it.

My only other source is my faith.

I'd go on, but I think I've said enough for now.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Knowing we have a savior who gave his all for us should be enough.