Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Be Therewith Content

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, 
therewith to be content.
Philippians 4:11b

I've found as I get older and am closely approaching another birthday, I am much more contented than I used to be.  I have a peace about it, that I haven't always had.  I know that God has a plan for my life, and it's easier to just leave the details to Him.  

For those who love the Lord and trust in Him, contentment is a gift that must be learned.  It is not just satisfaction, but a joy and peace that what we have or where we are, is part of God's plan for us.  

I love this vintage postcard image I'm sharing with you today.  The woman seems as if she's meditating on the Lord in quiet contemplation and contentment.  We need more times like this in our lives but I know it's not easy, especially if you have little ones you're caring for.  If you're able to help a mom for an hour or so, reach out and give them a mini break.  I guarantee it will give them a window of contentment.  

Free Vintage Image with Scripture
Here is the same image, with no writing on it.  Free for you.

Free Vintage Postcard for you
Would you like to see a sneak peek of my sample project for this week's Bible Verse Thursday?   Okay, here it is below.  The full reveal will be this Thursday.  I know you'll be hanging on by the edge of your seat until then.  See the glitter?  I just got that from SU, it's called dazzling diamonds.

Sneak Peek at Bible Verse Thursday Project
Thanks so much for stopping by my friends.  Your comments are read and appreciated.  I hope you have a contented day.

I'm linking this post to:
Encouraging Words Wednesday
Word Filled Wednesday



13 comments:

alteredforhim said...

Hi Abby! How are you? I love what you shared here, very true. I myself and wanting to grab hold of and learn contentment as I grow older. Thank you for sharing this. Miss talking with you. :o)

Have a great day.

Colleen said...

Thank U 4 another beautiful image.
Can't wait 2 C the rest of your 'sneak peek'
ColleenB.

marie said...

I definitely need to spend more time just being content. Thank you for the reminder and for another beautiful image!

nelda said...

This is a beautiful image and words. Thanks for posting it...I'm going to print and frame it!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite Scriptures! Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards!

Blessings,
Marcy

Shoregirl said...

So true -- peace and contentment come when we rest in HIM!
Needed that reminder today!!

Kim said...

I love this image and the Scripture. I added this image to Pinterest.
Thanks!

Sheila A. said...

Hello, Abby! Beautiful post today and Monday as well. Both were very special to me personally.
Thank God for all those He spared today after that 5.8 earthquake. It was felt slightly here in Mint Hill (Charlotte), North Carolina! Take care.

Theresa Miller said...

Awe, thank you for your words. As a mom of four little ones, you are so very right, particularly today. Thank yo for that scripture.

Alida said...

What a beautiful image! Thanks for sharing it with us. And I love the verse you chose...learning to be content is the lesson God has had us working on for the past six years on the mission field. Some days are better than others for me.

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Pamela said...

Beautiful image. Do you collect the actual cards or just the images? I work at being contented. God has blessed me so much.

Shannon Marie said...

Amen, getting older does have its advantages!