Sanctuary, Contentment Part 3

>> Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sometimes we set our minds on things that we just KNOW will make us happy but doesn’t last, does it? We need to learn how to be content. We can learn. It’s never too late. Really truly.

“When I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing Your likeness.” Psalm 17:15 This should be our goal:)

Remember Paul. As he wrote the letter to the Philippians, he was sitting in jail. Well, the jail looks more like a tomb. He learned to be content even in those circumstances.

How did he learn that? What is the secret? Of course, that is my goal in this blog series, to find the secret to contentment.

Paul prayed. He prayed continually. He wrote, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7)

We should go to the throne room of God and spend time with Him there. It is there where we will begin to learn contentment. “A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary.” (Jer. 17:12) A sanctuary is a safe place. A place that brings us comfort and rest.

God said to Jeremiah, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3)

This is the first step in learning to be content. It’s not hard. It’s so simple that we overlook it at times. We need to spend time with God, sitting at His feet. I challenge us all to do that very thing. Right now even. He told us to call to Him and He would answer us.

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