Finding Contentment in 2015

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12 ******************************************************* Every day when we awake is a new adventure. Some days are filled with joy and excitement, yet others, not so much, as disappointment and frustration may be the trend in more challenging days. Either way, we learn, and grow and are able to spread our wings and make decisions on our own behalf. We get to choose to allow our own negative or positive thoughts, circumstances or other people to control us, or we can dedicate our days to living in contentment and peace regardless of the situations we are presented with. Clearly, it is a choice. For when we learn to walk by faith, not by sight, we are accorded the privilege of the peace and contentment consistent with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is by grace alone we are accorded such a blessed, divine gift. Freely instilled in the faithful by Our Lord, we are able to stand firm in our beliefs, and have unwavering trust in God even through winds of adversity as they attempt to topple us in great storms. This past year, I consistently prayed for joy and peace, and the Lord answered those prayers in mighty ways. This year I plan to continue that prayer, with one addition. To pray that I will grow in contentment and gratitude to God for...