There is a beautiful serenity that comes with freely giving your heart to CHRIST.
Living in a world where discontent grows like weeds in a lush garden, it takes faith and a hand-in-hand relationship with OUR MAKER to rest instead in peace.
CHRIST provided HIMSELF the martyr so that we could have peace and joy and yes, contentment in ALL circumstances.
That means no matter what’s going on around you, within you, behind you or in front of you; it’s going to be alright”!
Yet, I here I am often wearing discontent like it is the new fashion of the day.
Truth be told, I can make a good thing bad by overthinking or just the mere habit of looking at the downside, or complaining.
Yes, complaining and negative thinking can be a habit!
Monty Python, a comedic group sang a funny little diddy with a whole lotta truth in it.
Here are some of the lyrics:
“Some things in life are bad,
They can really make you mad,
Other things just make you swear and curse,
When you're chewing life's gristle,
Give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best.
Always look on the bright side of life.”
I want to be so hyper focused on the LORD, that no longer will I have room in the corners of my mind to be discontented or anxious about anything!
I want to stop looking inward and start looking upward to the rock that keeps it steady and real!
I want to focus my stare at the LORD, so that nothing that is happening in the world or even directly around me shall move me towards old habits of lowly thinking this trying to steal my peace and joy!
And by the grace of CHRIST, that is a want I can ask for all day and believe it and receive it...
A simple mutter of a few words, “keep my eyes on YOU LORD so that I can see the bright side of life here and beyond”! AMEN