Thursday, July 23, 2015

+DEV+ Contentment Through Him

Date: July 23, 2015 10:52 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Contentment Through Him

Contentment Through Him

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

Scripture Focus: Matthew 11:25-30

It's no secret that we live in a world of stress and anxiety. People carry immense burdens. Yet no human being in history ever carried anything like the burden Jesus bore. If anyone had an excuse to be stressed-out and anxious, it was He. 

But was He? Jesus knew what lay ahead. He knew that He would carry the sin of the world on the cross. And yet He could say, "Tomorrow will worry about itself ... each day has enough trouble of its own." In the presence of Jesus, people sensed something they lacked. Those seeking God found peace in the presence of Christ. He was entirely without anxiety or doubts. His trust in the Father was complete. 

Is it possible for us to know that kind of contentment? According to Jesus, we can start by daily refocusing our attention on God's kingdom and pursuing His righteousness. Yet we cannot do any of this without His help. Only by His power do our hearts resonate with kingdom priorities as we are transformed into His image. May you grow in contentment through Him.

Insight: The peace of God nearly always comes as a result of spending time in the word and in prayer. (Philippians 4:4-7.)

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