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How to be Content

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How to be Content


I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13)
Are you happy or settling?

What do you think is the difference between a happy person and a settling person?


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get - H Jackson Brown Jr

If you are not happy now, what makes you think that you would be happy after something?
Singles, if you are not happy now, what makes you think you would be happy if you would get married? :)
Are you content? When we are content, we can say that We are a HUNDRED PERCENT willing to accept whatever God wants to throw our way - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Contentment is the joyful submission to God&…

Goals

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“The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It’s not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideas, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach.” Dr. Benjamin Mays


It is good to have goals, but goals could disappoint us if we leave God out of them.  There is no point in making plans as though God does not exist because the future is in His hands.  The beginning of good planning is to ask:  "What would i like to be doing 10 years from now?  One year from now?  Tomorrow?  How will i react if God steps in and rearranges my plans?". 
We can plan ahead but we must hold on to our plans loosely.
If we put God's desires at the center of our planning, he will never disappoint us. (James 4:13-16)

Dekada

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A Happy Family is but an Earlier Heaven!

My Heart Sings Praises

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My heart sings praises Each time I say Your name
This love is deeper
Than simple words can say
You go before me
You make a perfect way
My one desire
Is to give You perfect praise

In my heart
You are the power
In my night
Never failing light
With every breath that I take
I'll declare the things You've done
In my mind
Mighty Overcomer
In my soul
The reason why
In my life
You are the fire that calls me on

Integrity

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Integrity is about determining to walk the right path. It is really hard to have integrity on our own... That's why we ask for God's help.

Integrity is about saying NO.
It is refusing to pursue low and vulgar things.

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. - CS Lewis

Integrity is what happens in our home where no one else sees, but our own heart certainly knows.
Low and vulgar things is not just pornography or the likes, but also speaking cruel and profane words, letting our anger burn out of control and gossiping.
God made us to look to Him for so much more than this. 
The Lord on high is mighty. Psalm 93:4
Integrity is choosing to ask for God's help to say no. It is recognizing that without God's help we don't have the power to say no, but with His help, we have a new power to say Yes to High and mighty things. 
Integrity is making up our minds in advance to do the right things.

You do not  wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a…

Don't Worry, Be Happy

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But the worries of life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making if unfruitful. Mark 4:19

Worldly worries, the false sense of security brought on by prosperity, and the desire for things plague us today...It is just so easy for our daily routines to become overcrowded...

Unfortunately, A life packed with worldly pursuits deafens us to God's word.
It is necessary for us to be free so we can hear God when He speaks.
Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop - 30, 60 or even a hundred times what was sown - strive be good in every areas of our lives at all times.
The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small. John Piper

Does Money Make you Mean?

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Think about playing a game of Monopoly, except in this game, that combination of skill, talent and luck that help earn you success in games, as in life, has been rendered irrelevant, because this game's been rigged, and you've got the upper hand.

You've got more money, more opportunities to move around the board, and more access to resources.

And as you think about that experience, I want you to ask yourself:

How might that experience of being a privileged player in a rigged game change the way that you think about yourself and regard that other player?

PP of Tedtalk ran a study on the U.C. Berkeley campus to look at exactly that question.



They brought in more than 100 pairs of strangers into the lab, and with the flip of a coin randomly assigned one of the two to be a rich player in a rigged game - 
1. They got two times as much money.
2. When they passed Go, they collected twice the salary. 3. They got to roll both dice instead of one, so they got to move around the board a lot …