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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
February 26, 2011
GOD, I'm not trying to rule the roost,
I don't want to be king of the mountain.
I haven't meddled where I have no business
or fantasized grandiose plans.
I've kept my feet on the ground,
I've cultivated a quiet heart.
Like a baby content in its mother's arms,
my soul is a baby content.
Psalm 131:1-2 (Message*)
I don't know about you, but I know I have meddled where I have no business and fantasized grandiose plans. And you know what? That never worked out very well.
The times when I have succeeded in keeping my feet on the ground and cultivating a quiet heart, I have found a contentment. When I am content to leave God in control, I have a peace that is nowhere to be found when I am trying to control things.
I think this scripture is a good reminder of our need for humility. We actually achieve more when we are content with who we are, recognizing who God is and putting our trust wholly in God.
* The Message version © by Eugene H. Peterson.
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