Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.1 Timothy 6:6
True contentment occurs when our spirit is content, and our spirit can be content only by the will of God. Nothing in the world brings lasting contentment because everything in the world is temporary to us. Satan lies to and makes people think that contentment only comes from the world. The Bible is full of glorious promises of satisfaction for the discontent.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35) The Lord feeds our soul with divine contentment, peace, and joy, that never ceases but increases in our spirit the closer we are to Christ. When our spirit is filled with all the blessings of Heaven, we are content. We no longer hunger or thirst for things of the world, but God gives everything we need to live and serve Christ.
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:9) Our soul is our thoughts, personality, and will; and our life is in the soul, our spirit. The body without the spirit is dead. (James 2:26) Life is fulfilling when our soul is satisfied, which satisfies our flesh. Seeking lasting satisfaction from things of the world is like chasing the wind.
In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11) When we live to serve Christ, telling people about the blessings from Christ, we experience joy and contentment as we follow the spirit as a light on a hill. Teaching the world about Christ is more fulfilling than anything in the world, because that is what God created for us to do. The only fulfilling life comes from be a light for Christ, because God changes our hearts, filling it with his love, which motivates us to help others and tell them about Christ. Living as the image of God occurs when He changes our hearts, bringing us divine contentment and divine pleasures that never goes away.
Satan lies to us thinking that contentment only comes from the world, but the truth is when we suffer, we are actually closer to Christ, and we pray for his strength and guidance. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18) We are closer to Christ, and the glory we receive in Heaven gives us courage to serve the Lord to bring Christ to lost souls. The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for Christ. (Acts 5:41) We don’t want to suffer, but as a Christian ministering to the world we will suffer, and it will bring us closer to Christ. The Lord will give us his strength and power for anything Satan puts in our path.
Today serve the Lord with divine contentment and joy. If you suffer let it bring you closer to Christ. But use Godly wisdom to avoid suffering, because is some parts of the world you can be arrested or killed for just saying you are Christian. It is suffering enough living in that environment.
Prayer: Lord fill my soul with love, contentment, passion; as I minister to lost souls. Guide me to those that need to hear the good news of Christ. In Jesus name, Amen