"You can live as close to Me as you choose...(being) content in any and every situation. Don't let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Instead, connect your joy to My precious promises." (324)
Usually, before I get out of bed, with my first waking thoughts, I invite Jesus into my day, then thank Him for several very specific things, which can vary from day to day. This helps to set the mental climate of my brain and to brighten my mental landscape, giving me a much more constructive way to head into my day.
Choosing to praise Him often, helps me "to be content," to be grateful and to be more aware of my many blessings, rather than just my burdens. Then, when burdens roll in, I can roll them onto Jesus, my Burden-Bearer... which is one of the many blessings that comes with choosing to live as close as possible to Him!
I enjoyed what Amelia said. "Find contentment in all circumstances? I’m working on that... I am blessed with a wonderful family. Now. for patience with the resident cat…! I grew up on a farm. Don’t cats belong outside or in the barn?!"
I teasingly told her that I understood, since our last cat (Coca-Colaw) provided us lots of mixed moments, too. I'm so grateful God can give us a little "cat-tentment" along the way to help us enjoy those playful "purr-fect" blessings hidden in our day!
Longing to be Purr-fectly Content...dmc