Years ago we had to move our whole family to Florida for my husband’s job. Moving to a place where you did not know anyone, your children had no friends, and it was a completely new culture was quite a challenge. I had compared it many times to being like Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years. One day I received a card from my husband’s aunt with a caption that read “Bloom where you are planted.”  I had two choices, I could continue looking at this move as a dry, unenlivened experience or I could take the timely advice and bloom. That same day God put this Scripture before me and I realized I needed to learn the grace of contentment, grow in faith and learn to trust God. “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13) Prayer practice: Teach me Contentment.

by Cathy