Peace Keeper #4- Being Thankful & Content, Part 1 (TMF:715)

Peace to Live By: Peace Keeper #4- Being Thankful & Content, Part 1 (TMF:715) - Daniel Litton
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       Number Four: Focusing on what we do have, not on what we don’t have. “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:11-13, ESV). We all have many things to be thankful for, no matter who we are. Cultivating and having this type of mindset keeps peace in our minds. Not realizing the things that we already have, and instead focusing on what we don’t have, makes us more and more greedy to get what we probably don't even need. It’s not that buying new things is bad, it’s when obtaining them overtakes your drive for life that you are too zealous for it, and it will take away your peace of mind. Again, wanting your life to be different is not wrong, but don’t want whatever it is so bad that it, in turn, sacrifices the goodness and joy of today. God wants us to enjoy our lives as they are right now.