Devotions from Lisa McMinn’s book, The Contented Soul

God remembers us and is always present with us. He is not the enemy of our joy but created us for joy, to experience happiness, and to be united with Him. But when we look to things and accomplishments as our sources of happiness, we miss the true happiness of our souls that comes from knowing and loving God.  As we serve others within our community it draws us into even greater contentment. Not only is caring for others good for others, it does our own soul good. It is a reminder that we are part of something much bigger than just ourselves. When we are going through painful times or loneliness, doing something for someone else and blessing them can actually ease our pain.  We are created to get pleasure and contentment from seeing the world as God sees it, to love it as God loves it, and to care for and enjoy others. “As our soul enjoys God, we will enjoy life.”