Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Thousand Little Gifts

The key to lasting happiness
Will ever be contentment. 
No soul can think they’ll have this
If their heart shall hold resentment. 

We envy and bemoan the fact
Our life is so routine.
It seems it’s always someone else
Who gets to live their dream. 

Reaching to embrace ideals, 
We cry, “They must be mine!”
Can’t we accept God’s perfect plan
And to His will resign?

Some things “just aren’t good enough”.
We feel we must have more. 
We long for nicer clothes or car
(The ones we can’t afford). 

Our God-allotted portion here
He calls us to embrace,
Though we compare and question
His sovereign purpose great.

A thousand little gifts we find
Within our simple lives.
What bounty we discover
If we live satisfied!

-- Charity Lacroix

Scripture Quotations: 
"Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need." (Php 4:11-12)

"If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content." (1Ti 6:8)

"There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth." (Pro 13:7)

Author's note:  The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages twelve through nineteen . The Why This Blog post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog,A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master. Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Jesus?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International . He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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