Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Unmaterialistic And Simple Living

One young woman with several children was discontent. She lived in an apartment but wanted to live on a homestead with her own home and garden. She started reading an older woman's writings about motherhood, being a wife, and simple living. This is what she later wrote that older woman ~

I have become totally unmaterialistic, devoted to simple living, incredibly absorbed in mothering and being a wife and more in love with my Lord in the last year.

Psalm 37 is a good Psalm to read and meditate upon. 

Trust in the Lord and do good. 

Delight yourself also in the Lord;
and He shall give you the desires of your heart. 

Commit your ways unto the Lord. 

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. 

Fret not yourself. 

Cease from anger and forsake wrath. 

A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. 

So many wonderful things to ponder in this Psalm.

Living a simple lifestyle pleasing to the Lord brings great joy. God tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain. These things are not easy in this day of the greatest material wealth this world has ever seen. Never being satisfied and always wanting more is not what the Lord asks of us. If we are married with children, He asks us to be content with this and the wages your husband earns. If you are single without a husband or children, He asks you to be content and wait patiently on Him. Trust Him. Remember, it isn't having a ton of money or a big mansion that is beautiful, but clean, uncluttered and tidy

Whatever your lot in life, learn to be content. Paul said he had to learn to be content. It doesn't come naturally. Be renewed by the transforming of your mind. Decide to be content and you will learn to be content. Sing praises to His name and be continually thankful for all that He has done.
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