Today’s Quote is About Contentment

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Handwriting“Contentment consists not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire; not in multiplying of wealth, but in subtracting men’s desires.”— Thomas Fuller

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In 1986, Kathy Gallagher helped her husband Steve found Pure Life Ministries, a ministry for men struggling with habitual sexual sin. Kathy soon found herself spending countless hours ministering to the hurting wives of these men, pointing them to Jesus and giving them hope through the very answers that worked for her. Each year hundreds of wives receive counseling through the counseling program she initiated for them years ago. Today, she administrates and produces video clips for the Eternal Weight website.
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  1. Nathan  April 11, 2014

    So, it seems that this quote helps to break it down that discontentment and covetousness seem to add or multiply the desires of men over the desires of God for one’s life, but in contentment man’s desires and lusts are taken away so that God’s desires can be manifested in a person’s life. When we are operating in discontentment with what we have, we seem to drive and try to accrue things to fill the flesh in us and not live after the Spirit. This serves to puff us up in pride and can ultimately promote a disdain for God and others around us and lead to bitterness towards God and others. When we are living in God’s will and are content with what He has provided for us, it seems that the fires of lust, covetousness, and discontentment are put out, and we are left at peace with God and the people around us including ourselves. Discontentment never promotes peace, but contentment does.

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