Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!
Today's word: content
What does the word content mean to you?
Why do you think it's so hard to be content in this world?
Do you think you are a content person? Why or why not?
How might we learn to be more content with people, possessions, finances, circumstances, abilities - (fill in the blank)?
"Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Corinthians 12:10, NASB)
"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."
(Philippians 4:11-13, NIV)
Let me know what you think!!
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
"How I desire a simpler life! Material things so quickly ensnare me...I need to pursue simplicity...Help me to develop the right attitudes. May I develop thankfulness...[finding] delight in everything. May I trust that my life and everything about it is ultimately under your care, not my own...[Free me] from anxiety and worry...Teach me to hold things loosely...[Help me] live a life of simplicity, focused on you."
*Teach me the secret of contentment - to want what I have.
"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
(Devotional from: "365 Pocket Prayers for Women" by Ronald A. Beers, c. 2011, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)
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