While I agree that we need to be able to embrace contentment with what we have, I think there also needs to be a balance. What I mean is we should not just settle for a day-to-day mundane, meaningless existence.
Yes, let there be contentment but let there also be purpose 🙂 Let us live each day with meaning, with hopes and dreams.
I think that as we find and embrace the meaning and purpose of our lives, going through the challenging seasons of our lives easier becomes a bit easier. We see a deeper purpose for any of our pains as well as our joys. And I think we are encouraged to live healthier in body, soul and spirit because we know we need whatever resources we have to fulfill our life’s purpose.
This is one song I’ve been listening lately which reminds me that we are made for more than ordinary lives – we are made not just to survive. I hope you get inspired as you listen to the song.
As the year 2017 rolled in, my husband and I also experienced some unexpected challenges on the home front as well as in our work.
In times when we face such challenges, we are reminded again that there is no one else that we can really turn to who is above everything else that we are going through. We can only turn to God.
This song from an old album of Vineyard Worship comforted me that it is God who is my source of strength and my deliverer. The song actually echoes Psalm 18: 1-3. And the whole Psalm then shows why its author is able to say why the Lord is his strength and deliverer. Check out the song and be inspired:
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!