Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CONTENTMENT!

Contentment is simply... Knowing God's plan for your life, having the conviction to live it, and being thankful and at peace with where you are!
Satan's ploy is to use wealth and the riches of the world to keep people from Salvation! If that doesn't work then he simply uses it to steer believers away from God's path for them!
CHRISTIANS can get trapped into discontentment by disregarding God's goals and adopting worldly ones!
Paul understood this area of Christian living. In Philippians 4:11-13 he wrote,Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
GOD has a plan for contentment! To find true CONTENTMENT we must establish some guidelines... here are 5 to consider!
1) Establish a reasonable standard of living! Work on developing your life style based on conviction, not circumstances.
2) Establish a habit of giving!
3) Establish priorities!
4) Develop a thankful attitude!
5) Reject a fearful spirit!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Tim 1:7NLT
These are some notes from a series called Moneyology that I never got to this last Sunday at my church... enjoy and blessings, Karl