Devotions from Lisa McMinn’s book, The Contented Soul

Because the world is broken, we won’t experience the full joy we were created for, in this life. But because our contentment comes from the awareness of our personal God, we can rest in contentment even when our circumstances are not what we would like them to be.  When we are contented we realize we belong, and that frees us from the expectation that we have to make our own world perfect. We don’t have to be a doormat for a  world ready to take advantage of us either.  When we take care of ourselves we can do the work of caring for others entrusted to us. Looking out for ourselves is not an end in itself, but so we an go out and fulfill the claims God makes on us and for the community and world we live in.  Let us remember Who we belong to.