Contentment is not something that comes naturally to many today, because we live in a world that constantly tells us that we need more to be happy and fulfilled. In a world that often promotes materialism, contentment can be a rare and valuable trait to possess.
Contentment is a state of being satisfied with what you have. It is recognizing that you already possess unique and valuable skills, knowledge, exposure or natural abilities that gives you an advantage in life.
While it is important to set new goals, and strategize for greater accomplishments, it is important to pause often, and reflect on how much you have been blessed by God already. Take a look at your life, your family, career, business etc and single out the virtues and qualities that others admire about you. Recognize that every such good and perfect gifts could only have come from God (James 1:17).
Just like our opening text stresses, when you focus on what you lack, there is a tendency for you to become covetous. But when you reflect on what you already have, you will begin to develop a heart of gratitude and contentment, which will in turn open you up for God’s blessings in your life.
Therefore, take time out today to reflect on what you are grateful for. This can be as simple as listing a few things you appreciate about your life, your business, staffs, products etc, and strategize how to use such gifts and talents to serve others. This is an important key to living a fulfilled and productive life.
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Father in the name of Jesus, give me a true heart of gratitude for every good and perfect gift that I have received, and help me to be content in all circumstances, in Jesus Name.
🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION – NETHERLANDS
Almost half of the population in the Netherlands are non-religious. However, there are signs of hope as we see growth in the number and strength of many independent churches and immigrant churches.
1. Prayer for the nation: Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that you will send forth more labourers into the harvest field of Netherlands, that will disciple souls in the way of the Kingdom, in Jesus Name.
2. Prayer for the leaders: Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that you will stir up the hearts of the leaders of Netherlands towards the poor and needy today, so that they may be your hand in bringing succour to them, in Jesus Name.
🕍PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (Ps 122:6)
Father in the name of Jesus, show your mercy and favour in this set time to Israel. Let your mercy not depart from Israel, in Jesus Name
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that you will pour out your Spirit upon the church today, and cause our hearts to unite in pursuit of you, in Jesus name.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Dear Father, we ask that doors of utterance will be given unto us as we preach the Gospel to the lost today, in Jesus name.
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