Brushed by Contentment
Daily I am a victim of theft, Babylon robs my peace. My contentment is lost through Babylon's blatant self-promotion; all that invites me eyes I then do battle with.
Seeing and then resisting in this western war of gathering, I am ever more convicted - I do not fit.
The pilgrims in this world (not the settler) become acutely aware they do not fit. The world's values are not theirs, and its ways (with an ever increasing frequency) grieves their soul.
The world no more loves or understands a pilgrim, than a pilgrim thirsts for its ways.
What fellowship does light share with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
The world's ways are dark, the pilgrims discern this for they are travelling in the light. No longer is their desire for the deeds of darkness, or its seductively destructive rewards.
The pilgrims live well as contentment paints the their soul, settling their spirit. Then the feet and hands are no further pressed into that restlessness of striving and gathering. This is to great gain.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)
Although the pilgrim's feet remain on terra firma, the man whose heart is cupped in Divine hands is already lifted above earth - forever secure in the heavens.
Contentment dims the world's lights and drowns its voice. From contentment the pilgrim learns how fleeting this life is, what futility it is given to.
Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity! (Psalm 89:47)
The material good things of this world may too arrive at the pilgrim's door because God has sent them - but not because the pilgrim pursued them or ordered them.
There is more joy discovered in righteousness than in any stress-filled chasing of pleasure in the city.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Trust is more important than accumulation - faith more valuable than possessions.
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