Friday, January 27, 2017


Contentment by Joan Cook

"But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment." 1 Timothy 6:6

During the first few years of Keith and my marriage, we would travel from church to church holding revival meetings. Keith would preach from Sunday morning to Saturday Night, and then we would drive to the next place and start all over again. We were in many rural churches in the United States, especially the South. We would stay with the pastor or a member of the congregation for the week, so we had the privilege of meeting many new people.

While it was very rewarding, as we would see many at each revival meeting come to know the Lord or rededicate their life to Him, it was hard at times. Keith Jr. was a toddler at the time and of course would travel with us. Having a toddler at home is hard enough, but trying to raise one in the public eye while in someone else's home was next to impossible. Thank the Lord, He blessed us with a child who had a wonderful temperament and rarely disobeyed.

I'll have to say there were times, back then, when I would had rather been at home than out on the road. Even today, while our ministry reaches into the whole world and we are traveling to many foreign lands, sometimes I would rather just stay at home.

In our early days of ministry, God was trying to teach me to be content wherever I was! Contentment is not something you are born with. You have to learn to be content. In Philippians 4:11, Paul says, "Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am." Amazingly enough, Paul even had to learn to be content!

Are you content today? Are you satisfied with the blessings that God has given you?

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will learn to be content wherever, whenever, and however God leads you!

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