The Virtue of Contentment / WK 2 / Day 2
We continue in our study of Contentment as we begin WK 2, day 2.
Are you carving out time to “steep” in God’s Word?
Even if you don’t have time to journal or draw….sit and just BE with your FAther. INVITE Him to be with you all day, and know that He is with you for counsel, help, encouragement, direction, love, discipline and POwer!
Each week I am going to try to post at least one DOODLE 101 and the page I did with it in my Bible.
This Doodle came to mind, as I prayed through and processed our Scripture for this week using our 3, 2, 1 Method of Study.
Like Paul, we stop and plead with the Lord, but usually, that doesn’t’ happen until after we have RUN (like Jonah) away from the VERY WEAKNESSES (and areas of doubt) God WOULD use to “rest His POWER.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I am praying that we will all STOP this week, as we commit to our time with the Lord, and confess our weaknesses. But let’s not stop there! As we DIG DEEPER into God’s Word and learn more about His faithfulness, let us each go to Him with GREAT EXPECTATION that He will DO all He says He will do!
When we stop STRIVING for perfectionism and expose our weaknesses for CHRIST”S Sake…we will find CONTENTMENT. It’s a PROMISE!
SEE 2 COR 12:8-10
As we “hand over” our “feelings” our “emotions” (even pleading, like Paul) the Lord will shed LIGHT on those dark places (our misunderstandings, confusion, disappointments and doubt) revealing HIS TRUTH, HIS PROMISES, HIS FAITHFULNESS, AND HIS SOVEREIGNTY. When we take one step at a time, in faith, we will experience His provision, which will in turn increase our BELIEF!
WE MIGHT RUN, BUT WE CANNOT HIDE FROM OUR GOD…NOT EVEN IN THE BELLY OF A WHALE:).
When we are weak, we are STRONG. When we get over that hurdle we could never get over without the Lord…we gain confidence in His faithfulness.