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Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 6:6 that “godliness with contentment is great gain.” What do we gain? We gain a sense of calmness, quietude, a certain independence from our circumstances that will guard our hearts from coveting anything more or anything else.
Contentment allows us to abandon our will and cheerfully embrace God’s will. Contentment means that our emotions are not ruled by our environment. We gain peace of mind no matter what our circumstances (Philippians 4:11-13). Personal communion with God is the garden in which godliness with contentment grows because God is so worth having. As it sprouts, we learn more and more how to abandon our own will and embrace our Father’s. And that is great gain.
Contentment opens up for us the experience of Hebrews 13:5: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”
God’s presence is enough. No more nail biting, no more chafing, no more restless nights. You see, our real need is not more things, but God himself.
~Jani Ortlund in Fearlessly Feminine