You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:17 (NASB)
Help me dear Lord to be content with what you have given me in this life. May the struggles I face not consume me and make me envious of those who seem to not face challenges. I pray any discontent, disappointment, or discouragement will not place a wedge between me and you dear God. Do not let the evil one leverage my discontent into hatred or jealousy. Teach me to be content with what you have blessed me with in this life. You have given me so much. I give up my feelings of envy to you. Show me how to bear the fruit of your Spirit dear God.
© 2022, Chris G Thelen
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
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. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Phillipians 4:12-13