Prayer Focus for Lesson 19
Godly Contentment: Head to Heart Guide
There is a great joy in the world of things and the operation of His spiritual gifts, but it is not found in what we can get for ourselves by our own striving, but in what we see the sovereign Lord of heaven actually giving to us freely out of His love and care. From this flows endless and deep satisfaction.
Everything can come to be seen as a love gift - both what the Father provides as well as what He withholds. And in that faith vision there are such treasures of contentment, security and love to fill even the emptiest of hearts. Let us pray:
Father, forgive me wherever I have doubted Your goodness or wisdom in how You have provided for me throughout my life. Forgive me wherever I have sought Your Hand of blessing and failed to seek Your Face of love. Forgive me wherever I have measured Your love by my lack, rather than by the cross where You Yourself willingly suffered loss for my sake. I see Your love now and I cast myself fully and freely upon Your wisdom in what You choose to provide and what You choose to withhold. Let it all work to bring me to that place of incomparable joy where I finally see all elements of my life - even the "missing" ones - as loving gifts from My Beloved.