So there's a lot of power in that word, Content. I am. But not in a passive, don't care what's going on way, but in a "Wow, God is so good to me" way. I think a lot of times we have to see something bad, or experience something bad, or hurt with a friend, before we remember to be grateful. But this Christmas Season, I have had this overwhelming sense of contentment. I am so happy, so blessed. To a point where I know I must remember my Father and give Him all the glory. Life is hard. People around me are hurting. God is still Good. I wish everyone could know Him in His fullness and truly say this with me. I know there will come days for me to hurt. To suffer. Because life is hard and unpredictable and different around every turn.
I don't want anything. I don't need anything. I have an amazing network of friends, from every walk of life. I have a Godly Family that seeks after the Kingdom in every part of their lives. I have a husband that puts his Love for the Savior above all else and loves me as he loves himself, just as God commands. He loves his Children. Deeply. I have a home. I get to stay in that home and raise my children. I worship freely in a church that loves this World and every hurting heart in it. I have a Pastor who preaches lovingly yet strongly from the Word of God and does not hide behind Political correctness or fear. He leads us to passionately follow after Christ and Him Crucified.... and leads by example in a transparent and real way.
I want to say on this Tell Them Tuesday, that every one of you that touches my life, I am so grateful for you. I could never love you enough to fully express that to you. And in a world of people that "keep to themselves" I am so blessed with more friends than any one person should be allowed to have!
God has done all this.