Do you believe in Satan? The idea of a personal devil has fallen into disrepute. In a study by the Barna Group released in Faith & Christianity magazine, 60% of Christians surveyed at least somewhat agree with the statement that Satan “is not a living being but a symbol of evil.” Only 26% strongly disagreed … Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled by the Devil
Author: Leanne Atherton
If we are to be content in the ever-whirling world of circumstances, we must first accept and care for ourselves. If we are at war in our own heart over who we are and the way we are, we only fan the flames of misery and dissatisfaction. Am I the only one with a constant … Continue reading Is Self-Satisfaction the Key to Contentment?
We have been looking at Paul as our role model for contentment. Previously we concluded that his tolerance of circumstances didn’t come from a savoir faire attitude but from a single-minded focus on his mission to preach the Good News far and wide to the Gentiles. It is easy to look at Paul and to … Continue reading Made for This
As is often the case, the world around us defines words and circumstances very differently than the Bible does. “Contentment” is one of those words. When I began my New Year’s Resolution to become more content, as the Apostle Paul claimed to be, I assumed I knew what that term meant. It seemed to me … Continue reading What is Contentment?
Perhaps you’ve been hesitant to join me in my goal of being content this year because it seems like the lazy way out. You have areas of your life where you are not satisfied to lean back and say everything is hunky-dory. You want to lose weight and be healthy so you will be around … Continue reading Contentment is Not Complacency
One of the first steps to making a change is to uncover your “why.” As I move toward contentment this year, the answer to this question must be strong enough to push me through obstacles on the path. The hallmarks of contentment are the ability to endure hardship cheerfully, enjoy blessings without a sense of … Continue reading Why Do You Want to Change?
Twenty twenty-two is the year to tackle contentment! The Apostle Paul is our role model as he boldly declared, “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have,” (Philippians 4:11 NLT). He advises to us to imitate him just as he imitates Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1), and so he presents a dependable pattern … Continue reading How to Change from Worry to Contentment?
We can examine God in all kinds of theologically correct ways, as we did recently when we looked at the names of God used in the Bible. The interesting thing about those names, however, is that they were generally given by people who had had an extraordinarily personal encounter with the Creator. While we study … Continue reading How to Be Confident
Each year my younger sisters and I each have a Bible verse we feel speaks to us for the days ahead. The theme for 2022 is “trust.” One sister chose Isaiah 26:4 (GNT), “Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us.” The other heard Psalms 37:3 (GNT), “Trust in the Lord and do … Continue reading Step One – Trust God
My mission in life is to be content and to help others to be content. The Apostle Paul said that he had learned to be content in all circumstances (Philippians 4:11). We read a little about those circumstances in 2 Corinthians 11:24-26, where he tells that he was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, and robbed just to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Be Content