I recently posted on my facebook page the following:
"I want to be content with where God has me (His will) but not content with where I have God. I want my relationship to always be growing."
So what does this mean? I had heard all my adult life that I should be content in all things, like Paul who said he was content whether he had more or less of whatever.
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.
But does this mean I should be happy with where my relationship is with God? With my Spiritual growth, my friendships, my work for the Lord? No!
I want MORE LORD! I am not content with where we are Lord. I want to know you more intimately. I want more of your wisdom, your peace, your strength, your humility, your compassion, and your love, etc. I want more of a desire to want more of you in every aspect of my day. I want all of my relationships to be about you. I want my work that you have given me in this earth, whether secular or Christian, to be about reaching others for you. I am not satisfied with a mediocre safe life where everything is the same everyday. I want to be challenged. I want to be brought through the valleys and mountaintops. I want to share more in your hurts so that I can share more in your blessings (I can't believe I said that.).
Lord, thank you, thank you that I am not content in YOU. Thank you that draw me to you each day and that hopefully, I am also willing to go.
I pray each of you are willing to to do the same. Be content in the things God has given you, in the ministry, where you live, etc...but never in your relationship with Him. Don't fall into the trap the devil has set to keep us in the middle. Always strive to go to the next level. As we drawer near to the Lord, we become more like Him. Amen.
Kris Swiatocho, Director
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The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10