Contentment

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Day 27

The Table Campaign, 35 Day Devotional

Margie Kollbocker, Parkview Kids Team Member

Disillusionment, discontentment, self-doubt; as a daughter of our times these feelings are woven into my brain. I’m not alone in this as we live in a culture of comparison. Such comparison is a losing proposition; there is always someone with more or better.

Although this culture of FOMO (fear of missing out) is ubiquitous in our contemporary society, it isn’t new. In the story about life in Eden, we see these same notions expressed by the serpent (the deceiver) and absorbed by Adam and Eve (Genesis 3); they were not well served by these deceits. Neither are we.

With Queen Esther and the Apostle Paul as our guides, let’s commit to being present in our current circumstances, whatever they may be, and live into Mordechai’s declaration concerning Esther’s situation, “…who knows but that you have come to your…position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14). And like Paul, we too will say, “I learned to be content.” (Philippians 4:11-12). 

As we fully live the life set before us with our hearts turned toward God, maybe just maybe peace and contentment will weave into the fabric of our lives. 

Do you find inner peace and contentment elusive?

What are some specific ways you can replace the world’s noise with the voice of God in your life?

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