“Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, ‘through Him who gives them strength’” (Philippians 4:12-13).
Contentment is definitely not something that our country is generally familiar with. On the contrary, we are surrounded by advertisements trying to get us to buy a newer version of what we already have. Being content with our life or belongings is not popular to say the least.
This verse from Philippians adds so much power to this prayer because being content is hard to do, but being thankful and appreciate for what Father has blessed us with is possible through His strength.
I want my kids to always desire to push themselves to be better, but I want them to be thankful for all that they have. We are a tremendously blessed nation and I want them to see that.
A popular saying right now is, “first world problems”, meaning we complain about things that people in third world countries don’t even know exist. Let’s be thankful for all the wonderful things Father has blessed us with and prayerfully encourage our kids to do the same.
Guest Post- Rachel Theobald