But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. (1 Timothy 6:6-10)

Have you learned to be content with whatever God gives you in life? One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to cultivate a satisfied and thankful heart.

I heard about a man who was a chronic complainer.

One night at the dinner table, his little girl announced: “I know what everyone in our family likes!”

She went on: “Johnny likes hamburgers. Janie loves ice cream. And Mommy likes pizza.”

Her father noticed he had been left out. “What does Daddy like?” he asked.

His daughter grinned, “Daddy, you like everything we haven’t got!”

The Bible says,  

But godliness with contentment is great gain (1 Timothy 6:6).

The world tries to convince us that we’re not normal unless we are always wanting and striving more, better, newer, and improved stuff. But until we’re content with what we have, we’ll never be satisfied with what we get.

Instead of thinking about what you don’t have, thank God for how He has blessed you.

Consider just a few of the Lord’s blessings …

·     He has given you another day to serve Him.

·     He has saved you through His Son, Jesus Christ.

·     He lives in you through the Holy Spirit.

·     He has spoken to you through His Word, the Bible.

·     He has a wonderful future prepared for you in Heaven.

·     He promises to provide your needs today.

A heart of contentment leads to a life of obedience, thanksgiving, and service.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward.