How To Measure Contentment by Renee Fisher

How To Measure Contentment
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. — Psalm 23:1

I am a single twentysomething living in Southern California. We measure contentment by our job, our relationships, the size of our bank account, and how many times we dine out. Once a text message is sent, who knows what my group of friends will be doing next.

What is contentment anyway? In a world that promises “follow your heart” instant gratification no matter the cost, I know a lot of restless and empty people. I’m speaking to myself, too. There are many nights I sleep with my BlackBerry.

What is a healthy and well-balanced life? A relationship with Jesus in the twenty- first century takes finesse. Read Psalm 23 whenever you feel a lack of contentment.

God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and ...


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