But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1 Timothy 6:6-9
Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future - Goethe
Thanks for revealing to me that contentment is not a destination but a journey.
Rather than becoming discontented and searching for a better situation,
I pray I will focus on what you have given me.
May I see my cup as running over with your blessing.
Seeing that he who has God and many other things, has no more than he who has God only.
Being content as I was as a child in my father's arms.