Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Contentment comes from God

I can't believe I have been able to read lately. That means life is slowing down for me. A year and a half ago I would go through many books in a month; I couldn't keep myself in books. I was in a book club; I would get 4 books a month and read them all before the next shipment would come. It is so nice to have the time and the desire to read again.

My boy's are really enjoying having time off of school. I have to say I am enjoying having them home. Yesterday, I made them Scrambled eggs and toast for Breakfast and today I made them very soft tasty Cinnamon rolls. I made 16 of them and there is only 2 left so I think they enjoyed them.

Even with the things going on with my Step-dad, I feel content with my life. I haven't felt this good in a long time. God has given me a piece that I can't explain but I can feel it. I am smiling more and laughing again. I look at my family members and thank the Lord for each one of them. I have a beautiful home that God has given me, a loving husband, 6 of the most wonderful children a person could be blessed with, a daughter-in-law that I love with all of my heart, 3 of the most adorable grandchildren in the world. (I am bias on all parts) I have a church that I have attended and been a member of for the last 18 years. God has given me a voice to sing praises to Him. I have some of the most wonderful Godly friends in the world, they would do anything for me and I would do anything for them.

Our God is an awesome God!

I am learning with the Lord's help to be content with my life. I thank Him each and everyday for opening up my eyes to what is right and good, to what He has given me and done for me on the Cross.

"I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content"

Philippians 4:11


dot said...

Very nice post but so sorry to hear about your step dad. I'll continue to pray for him.

Linda said...

There are so many in need of our prayers this week. I'll be praying for your Step-dad.
What a wonderful post Lori. It is like a praise offering to the Lord. He does give us that peace that passes understanding. When everything around us is saying "Panic" - He says rest in me; give me your burdens and I will give you peace. And miraculously He does. He is a wonderful mighty Holy God.

e-Mom said...

This was an awesome and encouraging post. Praise God for your contentment, even in the midst of sorrows around you. :~)

P.S. I'm happy you're finding time to read again.

PEA said...

I use to read all the time too but the last few years I just never seem to have the time or concentration to do so! Too many other things I enjoy doing! lol

I'm so terribly sorry to hear about your stepdad...I do hope and pray that he will recover fully!

It's a nice feeling to be so content with your life and to be thankful for everything God has given you:-) Hugs xox