But godliness with contentment is great gain. – (I Timothy 6:6)
If we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, our desires will align with His, and we will find that we are content in our current calling. The measure of our wealth will be by heaven’s standards, rather than those of earthly exchange. We will look to see what God is doing in our lives and in the lives of those around us, counting His movement, a gift of great gain.
leads to godliness;
He’ll lead us out,
Aligned with God,
we find there is peace;
He is faithful,
to answer our call;
His grace enough,
to cover us all.
Pursue the Lord,
and His righteousness;
our God, glorious!
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You and Your righteousness in our lives, we find contentment – and that is of great gain. Thank You that we do not do these things in our own strength, but rather by Your Spirit, You enable us to do all that You ask of us. Forgive us for our lack of contentment at times, and help us to grow increasingly aware of Your economy, rather than this one. May our priority be Your kingdom and Your righteousness in all that we say and do. Let our every word and deed be a building block for Your kingdom. May those who are seeking come into a saving relationship with You. Help us to love others as You love us. Be glorified, Lord God, as we contend to be content in all things at all times, knowing You are present and You are working in us and through us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, You who have done great things.
Who, O God, is like You? – Psalm 71:19