Saturday, February 14, 2009

Steps to Contentment

When we were at the Maurers' this last week, they shared the following quotation with me. It really was a blessing to my heart, as it touched on several things I need in my life, so I wanted to share it with you.
  1. Allow thyself to complain of nothing, not even of the weather.
  2. Never picture thyself under any circumstances in which thou art not.
  3. Never compare thine own lot with that of another.
  4. Never allow thyself to dwell on the wish that this or that had been, or were, otherwise than it was, or is. God Almighty loves thee better and more wisely than thou dost thyself.
  5. Never dwell on the morrow. Remember that it is God's, not thine. The heaviest part of sorrow is to look forward to it. "The Lord will provide."

-E. B. Pusey (a 19th century church leader)

Isn't that wonderful? It is something I so need in my day-to-day life as I struggle with contentment where I'm at. If I could but keep each of these points in my mind at all times, I know I would be much more joyful! I hope they were a blessing to you as they were to me, and thanks to Mrs. Maurer and Christie for making an additional copy for me. :-)


Teddy said...

Yikes! That's a really good reminder! It's a lot to think on and a lot to NOT think on.
Boo-Hoo-HOOOOOO! I miss you guys! So sorry you missed Pastor's messages, they were really good, last Wednesday night and Sunday Afternoon really hit on some things I'd been struggling over, things that everybody's heard but that really didn't make sense to me from scripture. If you get tapes, BUCKLE UP!!!!

Alaina said...

What a good quote!

Leah said...

I love it! If you don't mind I used this on my blog. I didn't link to you because I figured nobody would be able to go to it anyways. :) I have been enjoying your polls a lot! Keep it up.

Melanie said...

I don't mind, Leah. :-)

Rosebud said...

Wow, that was good!

Pure Little Ladies Ministry said...

Inspiration strikes! ^_^

Glad to hear you're feeling better, too!!