Content in Christ

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 

To live content in Christ alone, my Joy,
all longings of the flesh cannot compare!
Domestic comforts are the devil’s ploy,
for death shall come to all just as a snare.

That I would look elsewhere, how can this be?
You gently blot out my depravity.
Repentance brings refreshing from above,
earth’s treasures are mere shadows of Your love!

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord

Poetry Type:  Heroic Rispetto

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Source:  Heartlight

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13 responses to “Content in Christ

  1. This poem talks about one of my biggest struggles. It’s something I have to be in constant prayer about. Thank God for His forgiveness.

    Me too, Phyllis. Thanks for stopping by and may the peace of the Lord Jesus be with you in all things. Scotti

  2. I’m glad that God is able to lead us to repentance in those times where we lose our focus and take our eyes off of Him. Have a wonder filled weekend.

    Carol

    Amen! Thanks, Carol. Blessings! Scotti

  3. May Christ our longing ever be,
    His holy touch desire fulfill,
    all else we’ll soon no longer see,
    But Jesus love will linger still

    Eternal, Immortal, matchless is,
    the Love of Jesus Christ our King!

    Your blog is such a beautiful work of art Scotti, and an inspiration ( though I haven’t the skill as you )

    Blessings to you always,

    Susan

    Thank you, Susan. Your words are simply beautiful! Our pastor sometimes says that compared to the Love of Jesus, everything else looks like hate. It’s a strong statement, but so much truth in it. His love is beyond compare! Love in Christ, Scotti

  4. Greetings. To be totally content in Jesus. What peace, what joy unspeakable, what a foretaste of the world to come. When we get focused on Jesus and the age that will have no ending, it becomes quite difficult to get excited about the treasures of this world. Great poem and a great reminder to keep our focus on those things which are eternal.

    Have a blessed evening in Jesus.

    timbob

    Amen, timbob. May we all fix our eyes upon Jesus. Blessings, Scotti

  5. A lot like Paul was, I’ve been called out of a super religious background with an impressive “pedigree” in that respect, to minister to people who don’t fit…and basically, they don’t understand how wonderful it is to be abased in the right way…many of them have been abased in the wrong way, and think self-realization is the cure. But as you shared here, there is such beauty and freedom in the “shadow of His love”!

    Hi Cami, isn’t it amazing how God meets us where we are (or where we are not, whatever the case may be!). Despite our religious backgrounds (or lack of one), God can heal us, save us, and include us in His plans! There can be such dichotomy in faith that it is hard for our logical minds to grasp. It is through submission to our Lord and Savior that we find freedom! It is through awe and reverent fear that we may boldly and confidently enter God’s throne room. It is through our weakness we are strong in the Lord. Thank you for your comments, Cami. May the Lord continue to work through you as you minister for His kingdom. Blessings, Scotti

  6. Beautiful poem. I especially liked . . .

    “Domestic comforts are the devil’s ploy,
    for death shall come to all just as a snare.”

    So true. My prayer is that the eyes of many would be opened to this truth, and that they would come to repentance before it is too late.

    Oh that we could learn to be content in him regardless of what we see around us.

    Blessings,
    Cathy

    Hello Cathy, thank you for visiting. I whole-heartedly agree with you and join you in prayer. God Bless! Scotti

  7. Neva

    It seems in my life that I have found contentment much more elusive when I am not spending enough time in prayer and in the Word. When I am in His word, reading about His love and in prayer experiencing a relationship with Him, contentment comes quicker and stays longer.
    Beautiful as always, dear friend
    Peace
    Neva

  8. marie

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26

    My mother’s life verse. 🙂

    Your love song to the LORD is beautiful and the music very stirring – setting my spirit to soaring above the heavens!

  9. Hi Scotti,

    Lovely poem . . . peaceful site . . . and a beautiful song.

    Blessings,
    Cathy

  10. oops . . . meant to put the previous comment somewhere else 🙂

  11. Oh yes: Demagogy 100%!!!
    1. The Truth is but very dark!!!
    2. Deuteronomy: 28:53.
    3. Numery 31:15,17,18.
    4. Deut. 7:16,22., Deut.23:2,3,4.
    5. Esra 10.
    6. Psalm 144:1.
    7. Matth.18:6., Matth.11:6., Luke 3:9., Luke 19:27.
    8. Luke 14:26. Hate your Mother and Father!
    9. John 15:5-6. Dark very dark Ideology!

  12. Demagogy is the strongest Side of Christianity!
    1. Matth.18:6., Matth.13:49,50.
    2. Mark 16:15., Kule 3:9., Luke 19:27.
    3. Matth.11:6. Horror!!!
    4. Jesus or Hitler, is a same big Shit!
    5. New Testament is a very good for Toalette!
    6. Philosophy: Kol.2:8.
    7. The Bible don,t liked Cience!
    8. Demons and Jesus against Cience!
    9. What is a realy, Jesus! Only one Word!
    10. Not Reality, Superstition!
    11. Imaginare Idee! ( Dr. Darell Ray )
    12. “God is Virus” The Truth 100%!
    13. But very danger Virus!
    14. Jesus was a Hitlers Virus!
    15. “Jesus is Terrorist” ( Look Internet )

    • Greetings Metal,
      I can see that you feel very strongly about the message you are trying to communicate. I pray that you will find peace with God and that your passion will be used for His glory.
      God Bless,
      Scotti

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