Thankful People Are Content People

Pastor Ida Mundell

November 29, 2020

  • Thankful People Are Content People.
  • Content: To be free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one's own, to be pleased.

Philippians 4:10-13  //  I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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 all this through him who gives me strength.

  • Content people lament, they don’t complain.
  • Complaint says: this is not good, this is not enough, therefore God is not good and God is not enough.
  • Lament says: this is not good but God is good and God is enough and he will work this for my good and his glory.
  • Lament turns you to God.
  • Complaint entices you to run from Him.
  • Being content is not a response to what we have. It’s a response to who God is.

Hebrews 13:5  //  Don’t be obsessed with money but live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you, “I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”

  • Entitlement kills contentment. Gratitude makes it grow.

”You must arrange your days so that you are experiencing deep contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life with God." – Dallas Willard

  • Content people live with eternity in mind.

"A life contemplating the blessings of Christ becomes a life acting the love of Christ." – Ann Voskamp