What does it mean to be content? And is it possible to find contentment? I was privileged last week to sit in on a prayer group of new Christians. Those in attendance were encouraged to listen quietly to the Spirit of God. Afterwards they were asked to reflect upon their thoughts.
One of the participants talked how normally her thoughts are so scattered. She described herself as someone who simply is overwhelmed by the congestion of her own thinking. She lacked clarity…and she quickly pinpointed this to her own sense of discontentment. Then she went on…to talk about how as a new Christian she is learning that God can and does quiet her spirit so that she is developing a deeper sense of contentment. She described a growing sense of peace in her life, so much so that she was able in our time of quiet reflection to sense that God was present and begin to really trust Him for the future.
Is that is what is really behind our lack of contentment? Is it the fact that at the end of the day we don’t really trust God to provide? If that’s true then it makes sense to me that we would increase the depth of our trust if we could decrease our self sufficiency.
So today I’m asking of God a deeper sense of contentment so that I can have less cluttered mind.