As my Grandpa Wright’s ordinary life nears its end, I am struck by the extraordinary legacy of godliness he leaves behind. How? What virtues of Christ were visible in him? Who must I be now, by God’s grace, if I want to reach the end of my life with the same legacy of godliness? Here’s an edifying personal reflection on my grandfather’s life, near its end.
We must fight on more than one front in order to protect our time with God in His Word. Choose only one battle front, and our devotional habit may suffer. Fight on all three fronts, and the habit can last. Get triple protection!
The work of contentment is not merely to lower your expectations or settle for current circumstances as “OK, I guess.” It is to open your eyes to the abundance God has lavished on you (and your family) exactly as and where you are.
Driving every sinful grasp for money is a discontented heart reaching for something to “fix what’s wrong” with your circumstances. As dads, we must lead the way in living a lifestyle marked by contentment and satisfaction.