are the freshly humble — the freshly Jesus-dependent — the freshly dead to self. Impossible to experience contentment without the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, opening our eyes to see how DIScontent we are, with who we are, how we are, what we do, where we live, what we drive, what we can afford, and with our health. Everything around us in this world woos us to malcontentedness, looking for some way, shape or form to IMPROVE our lives so we are happIER.
The enemy of contentment, is agenda, rooted in confidence-we-know-what’s-best for us and those we love. Only the content are curious/expectant to see what SovereignShepherdJesus does NEXT, in us, others, circumstances. Only the content experience happiness. Only the content are thankful for everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is. Only the content love like Jesus. Only the content reproduce — are fruitful with nonChristians. Only the proud do not reproduce — are like seed sown on thorny soil, choked by the cares of this world so we do not reproduce.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, Christian malcontent, freshly grateful that Jesus came for sicko’s not the healthy, that grace flows downhill to sinners, failures, at the bottom — the proud who know they are proud
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