I have been reading in the Old Testament as part of my morning time with the Lord. I am always struck with how easily the Israelites turned away from God to worship other gods. It always makes me wonder how the Israelites could forsake the God who rescued them out of Egypt, parted the Red Sea, gave them manna from heaven to eat, etc. I have realized in my own life that I do the very same thing. I allow myself to let the things of the world invade my heart and become my idol instead of God.
One thing I have always struggled with is contentment. I am not a person who enjoys just being home all day all the time, and I am a stay-at-home mom. I like to be able to take Karis to lunch, go shopping (which most of the time I don't buy anything, I just like to look), work out, and many other things. It just always seems that the things I like to do cost money. The way I spend money sometimes is selfish and not pleasing to God.
In Hebrews 13:5: Paul writes,"Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you."" God has promised to never leave or forsake me, WOW! Just that sentence should be enough to make me content daily in what I have and don't have. I need to be reminded daily of what a great sinner I am. One thing I have taught Karis to say after she is disciplined is, "I am a sinner, and I need a Savior." It is so good to be reminded that I too am a sinner, and I need a Savior. Christ is all we need to be content, I am thankful that the Lord has reminded me of this by convicting me of my sin of discontentment.
I hope this wasn't confusing, just a little look into my personal heart with all God is teaching me this week.
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