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I’m not as young as once I was. I have an active forgettery. So if I’ve told you this before, I apologise. Some time ago I was given a copy of Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God“. At a time when I really needed to hear God, and I couldn’t fathom His silence, this book was a literal Godsend. Through it I learned to approach His Word with an eagerness, like waiting for a love-letter in the mail each day. I can’t wait to start reading and I am reluctant to stop. Since starting this process I have started learning so much each day, it’s like an avalanche of knowledge and I am desperate to hang onto each new jewel of wisdom before I forget and find myself bereft, desolate and alone, without a memory of the joy of the Lord. I know that sounds dramatic, but if you’ve been through one of those Silences, you know what I mean. Since the point of this blog is track the journey, I thought I’d list some of the recent lessons. Some are a little personal, but the less personal ones are here, on this blog. I’m going to number them so that I can keep track of how many things I’ve learnt, but the number is in no way indicative of the order in which I’m learning.

Matthew 6:25-34 King James Version (KJV) 25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

I have all that I need. If I don’t have something, it’s because I don’t need it.

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Comments on: "Things I’m learning: Lesson #1 – Contentment." (4)

  1. Beautiful post Vanessa – just what I needed to read today. Thank you for sharing! So easy to forget, so hard to just let go and step aside sometimes – to just let God be God.

    • Joy on a Shoestring said:

      Thanks, Jo. The idea behind starting this blog was to record what I learn so that when I forget, as I often do, I can go back and be reminded. 🙂

  2. michelletmoller said:

    Hi Vanessa – wow really blessed by your post. Traveling though this journey is no mean feat but it really makes it so rewarding when we see the gems Father God is unearthing in our travels.
    It really encouraged me as I learning this lesson myself, I do have to smile though because just as I become content with one situation God gives me a new one and I find myself having to do a little revision homework so to speak 😎

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