Another beauty which God puts on the meek is contentment. They that are of a quiet and gentle spirit through the Grace of God are satisfied with their lot. They thank God for little—they are of the mind of the godly woman who ate the crust of bread and drank a little water, and said—‘What? All this, and Jesus Christ, too?’ There is a great charm about contentment, while envy and greed are ugly things in the eyes of those who have anything like spiritual perception. So meekness, through bringing contentment, beautifies us.
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
About Greg Coleman
I am a Particular Baptist who affirms the absolute sovereignty of the triune Godhead in all things. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the God-man Jesus Christ. He is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Disposer and Judge of all that ever was, is now or ever shall be. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men. He was made to be sin for his people and saved them from their sins by his substitutionary, sacrificial death on the cross thereby satisfying the justice and wrath of God against them. The sufficiency of his death to the satisfaction of God’s justice is proven by his physical resurrection from the dead and enthronement in glory at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
I am reminded about the horrible ‘unnamed’ sickness that has been upon for nine years..not knowing what it is, or why…just knowing that every day is a struggle…allergic to everything, low blood pressure, feeling awful. Only knowing that it started when I lived in a place with a mold problem. The reason I am reminded of this is that so many people take for granted just feeling normal each day; going about their regular routines, and eating whatever they want. On days I feel normal, which until recently, were few and far between, I always stopped to thank God and rejoiced in my heart for that ‘feeling normal’ moment.
Whenever I ate something that tasted good and I was not allergic to it at that moment, for whatever reason, I stopped and gave God thanks (not just before I ate it…but afterward) that He allowed me to eat this thing and not get sick. I even went so far as to ask Him first, “Lord, may I please eat this and enjoy it? Just one little peice?” Even the normal things, like eating, drinking, and waking up in the morning feeling like a normal person are so taken for granted. I’ve had two good weeks, for the most part, since I have been on a strict diet of only fruits, veggies, whole grain rice, and oat bran with vitamin supplements…and since so many people have been praying for me. There isn’t a single morning in these passed few weeks that I haven’t thanked God for feeling normal instead of lethargic, dizzy, sick and weird. Let us always remember to give thanks to Him for the things we don’t even normally think of. Let us also always remember to consider Him in ALL things.
God bless you Brother Greg.
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