Sunday, September 11, 2016

Choosing To Be Content


I have learned in whatever situation I am, to be content.
Philippians 4:11 ESV

In his book Money: A User's Manual, Bob Russell describes a farmer who once grew discontent with his farm.  He griped about the lake on his property always needing to be stocked and managed. . . .And those fat cows lumbered through his pasture.  All the fencing and feeding - what a headache!

He called a Realtor and made plans to list the farm.  A few days later the agent phoned wanting approval for the advertisement she intended to place in the local paper.  She read the ad to the farmer.  It described a lovely farm in an ideal location - quiet and peaceful, contoured with rolling hills, carpeted with soft meadows, nourished by a fresh lake, and blessed with well-bred livestock.  The farmer said, "Read that to me again."

After hearing it a second time, he decided, "I've changed my mind I'm not going to sell.  I've been looking for a place like that all my life."

Written by Max Lucado in Cure For The Common Life

3 comments:

  1. That is such a treasure. so true. We need to appreciate what we have. Love the pretty farm photo. I would invite you to share at our link party, Dishing It & Digging it. Have a lovely week from your newest follower.

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  2. Seeing something through the eyes of someone else!

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  3. Inspiring post, beautiful photo and I absolutely love the Scripture verse.

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