Content, Blessed and Pressing On!

First Anniversary Of This Blog

The Blessings of God and Being Content

For the past week or so we have been talking about the spiritual blessing we have in Christ. Do you feel blessed? For many people the spiritual truths of scripture seem distant and theoretical. I hope that as you have been reading and thinking about our blessings from Ephesians 1 that it has touched your heart.

A couple of days ago I was driving down the road and had a memorable experience. For some reason my thoughts turned to how I was feeling about my life at that moment. I’m the kind of person who often thinks about what’s going to be happening in months and years ahead. But not at that moment. I had what I can only describe as a gift from God, an “Aha!” moment. I realized that I am both content and happy.

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What was particularly interesting about that moment was that nothing special or unusual happened that day. It was just a normal day. My mind shifted to think about some of the many things I am working on for the future. An exciting opportunity for ministry later in the year to the Middle East and India. I thought about some of the great things happening and plans we have for the church where I serve as pastor. Even as it did I realized that I didn’t need for any of those things to happen to be happy. I am happy and content right now. The words of Paul from Philippians 4:11 came to mind,

for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

and of Peter in 1 Peter 1:8,

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,

I pray that you may be content and that the peace and joy of the Lord will fill your heart to overflowing, whatever your circumstance in life today!

One More Thing . . .

Today is the 1 year anniversary of this blog!  Praise the Lord! Thank you for reading it and being a part of this ministry.  Here are some cool facts about this blog over the last year.

  • We’ve had 230 blog posts.
  • Over 12,000 different people from 141 different countries have visited the site.
  • After the USA the second highest number of visitors were from the Soviet Union.
  • The highest viewed post with 4,352 views was “The 10 Reasons You Don’t Want To Play The Charlie Charlie Challenge”.
  • Almost half the visitors to our site are on mobile devices.
  • We have built up a following of over 19,250 followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email subscribers.

It has been a great year! Thanks so much for being a part of this ministry!