Contentment is so frustrating

Last night I had the privilege of speaking to Christian Challenge, the college aged ministry meeting here in the Hutchinson area.

I spoke on the issue of contentment, and as weird as it sounds… I have been totally fired up about contentment! This spring I have spoken at half a dozen schools and colleges and have talked about contentment almost every time (even at our own SURGE Bible Study once). But, last night I finally got it on video.

Hope you enjoy! (BTW… if you ‘right click’ the video you can ZOOM and watch it full screen if you’d like. A new feature on our new site!)

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10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Php 4:10-13). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

9 Replies to “Contentment is so frustrating”

  1. After watching this video, our version of contentment seems more like a disease or an eating disorder. We think taking it all IN will make us content, but it is a balance and a blend. We are fed, but we must also FEED those around us from what we have been given. If we just sit and take, take, take, we don’t become content from growth, but stagnant instead. Contentment comes from growth when we receive AND when we give much like that balanced diet and exercise regimen that should be used together.

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  3. I got it, but everything from you goes directly to junk mail!!!! Just kidding! I signed Kara up to and she received it in regular mail

  4. Hey Andy,

    I love your blog! My family (the Ammons and the Wilkens) love being members of your church. Keep up the great work!

    I am praying for your health!


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