EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s article is written by Roger Newberry, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church.
My thoughts today are of contentment. Many people today are not content. Some people just can't seem to grasp what that means. When it's cold and below zero, we wish it were warmer. Some even long for 100-degree weather when it's subzero outside. Then, when it's hot outside, we long for colder temperatures. Why? Because we are not content. The apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again, rejoice!”
True contentment is found in knowing the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and nothing else. He is the only one that can satisfy all our needs. We can try to find contentment in other pursuits, but they won't bring the real satisfaction of having a relationship with Jesus. Whenever we don't have joy or contentment, we should make a point to go to Him in prayer.