Well, my camera is currently out of commission, so all the pictures I was going to post from recent events are not available at this time 🙂 It should be fixed shortly.
So, in the meantime, I thought I’d write about a book that I’m reading and am in absolute awe over. It is not an understatement to say that it is changing my entire perspective on contentment.
It’s called The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs

I’m about 45 pages in, and it’s 228 pages total, and I’m wondering how on earth he can possibly improve on all he’s said about contentment already! That’s how good it is!
Traci lent it to me a while ago, and I’m going to have to go out and buy my own copy. I keep going to underline stuff and then realize “this isn’t my book!!! drop the pen!!!” So I’m just going to have to get my own.
Whether you are in a place of relative contentment or not right now, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! 🙂 I’m convinced that whether I’m in a season of trial or in a season of blessing, it is beneficial for me to study contentment. That way, either it will help me through a present storm, or prepare me to face a future one. It is never an obsolete study.
I will leave you with a quote, though it was so hard to choose! I hope it stirs your heart to pursue contentment on an even deeper level than you thought possible, or maybe than you thought you needed!

“Philippians 4:7,9: And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.’ The peace of God shall keep your hearts…The peace of God shall keep you, and the God of peace shall be with you. Here is what I would observe from this text, that the peace of God is not enough to a gracious heart except it may have the God of peace. A carnal heart could be satisfied if he might but have outward peace, though it is not the peace of God; peace in the state, and his trading, would satisfy him. But mark how a godly heart goes beyond carnal. All outward peace is not enough; I must have the peace of God. But suppose you have the peace of God, will that not quiet you? No, I must have the God of peace…That is, I must enjoy that God who gives me the peace; I must have the Cause as well as the effect. I must see from whence my peace comes, and enjoy the fountain of my peace, as well as the stream of my peace. And so in other mercies: have I health from God? I must have the God of my health to be my portion, or else I am not satisfied. It is not life, but the God of my life; it is not riches, but the God of those riches, that I must have, the God of my preservation, as well as my preservation. A gracious heart is not satisfied without this: to have the God of mercy, as well as the mercy.”

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