Sunday, September 29, 2013

Childlike contentment!

This past week my family and I went on our first full week vacation since my son Blake was born, over nine years ago. My wife started planning in March, after we got our taxes back. She looked at places on the beach within our budget, she planned excursions for rainy days, packed food and clothing, checked rental vehicles, and even planned crafts and games to keep the kids occupied on the seventeen hour drive.

I mention all of this as it seems no matter how much we plan, weather always plays a factor, this time was no exception. We arrived on Saturday with sun and great expectations, Sunday evening you could see the changeable skies coming in. The next three days we would be flooded in the house.

My wife and I were disappointed as we had planned the perfect vacation, and now it seemed it was becoming a disaster, our kids however were having a blast, content with the PS3, and movies.

The thing is we failed to see what our kids saw, and that was no matter what the world may throw our way, to have that child like vision and contentment.

This week slow down and see the world through a child's eyes!  

Matthew 11:25,26
25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!

Ecclesiastes 1:7,8
Rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows out again to the sea. Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.

1 Timothy 6:6-8
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.

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