1 Timothy 6:6-10

 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.

 For we brought nothing into this world,

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”

I’ve spent the morning meditating on this passage, as I prepare for the weekend and tend to the many homemaking chores. It’s so easy to take our eyes off of Christ, to get sidetracked by the “to do” or “to purchase” lists. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of wanting that next thing, promotion, skill, whatever. We get into the “if only’s”. “If only I had ____!” “If only I could learn to do ___.” “If only we could do ___.”

Please don’t hear what I’m not saying. I have “to do” lists and a budget like everyone else.  It’s good, and natural for us to take care of the people in our lives by doing their laundry and dishes. It’s good to purchase things that are needed for our families. But in the midst of all the living, I want to live each day thankful and alive in Jesus. I want to keep Him the focus.

**The graphic above is yours for the copying. Right click on it, save it to your computer, then open it as a picture. Right click again and “set as background”. It’ll bless your socks off when you turn on your computer!


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