top of page
  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 11: Abundantly content




CONTENTMENT~

 LIVING THE ABUNDANT LIFE

when you

HAVE what you WANT when you WANT it.

CONTENTMENT~

LIVING THE ABUNDANT LIFE

when you

DON'T HAVE what you WANT when you WANT it.

Are you LIVING THE ABUNDANT LIFE?

Are you CONTENT in this very moment,

whether you have what you WANT 

or DON'T HAVE what you WANT?

I bet you just thought about

what you don't have.

Oh I have.

And I can stay there for quite some time,

and before you know it

DISCONTENTMENT will overwhelm me,

as JESUS becomes buried beneath

SELF-PITY.

TRUTH BE TOLD.

I am human.

And I don't like when I am human.

I love who I am when

I AM absorbed with JESUS.

Fully SATISFIED,

CONTENTMENT in the highest degree.

And then a thought

will rush into my mind

reminding me of

BROKEN relationships,

BROKEN circumstances,

BROKEN feelings.

And then I am focused on the blank~

I WANT ___________.

I bet you could fill in the blank pretty quickly too,

if you thought about it or don't even have to think about it

because ____________ is first and foremost on your mind.

And then you hear the words~

"The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.

 I came that they may have and enjoy life,

 and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]"

(John 10:10).

Oh the thief loves to erase what you do HAVE in a millisecond.

But then there is

JESUS

who fills in the blanks with

HIMSELF,

providing

THE ABUNDANT LIFE.

THE ABUNDANT LIFE

is not having all you WANT when you WANT it,

as it is having

JESUS,

who is all you

NEED

ALL THE TIME,

which makes

 HIM all you WANT,

so you always

HAVE what you WANT ALL THE TIME.

Now that was a mouthful

and very Christian~ese,

but

TRUTH BE TOLD

when you whittle your

LIFE down to just little 'ole you

and

JESUS sitting with just little 'ole you,

you become

ABUNDANTLY FULL.

It so SUPERNATURAL

because only JESUS can FILL all the blanks in your

LIFE with HIMSELF. 

What do you WANT that you don't have?

How about

filling in this blank line~

 "I, _______________,

 know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times],

and  I, _______________,

 also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity.

In any and every circumstance

 I, _______________,

  have learned the secret [of facing life],

whether well-fed or going hungry,

 whether having an abundance or being in need.

 I, _______________,

can do all things [which HE has called me to do]

through Him who strengthens and empowers

me [to fulfill His purpose—

 I, _______________,

 am self-sufficient in CHRIST'S sufficiency;

 I, _______________,

am ready for anything and equal to anything

 through HIM

who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]"

(Philippians 4:12-13, with added ______).

Because a LIFE without JESUS

is a LIFE without.

Today you will have an

ABUNDANT DAY.

Just

fill in the blank~

"GIVE ME, ____________, JESUS"

(listen to the song below)



What are your thoughts & prayers?

Join the conversation below.

bottom of page