December 9, 2016

The Art of Contentment

"...if a man or woman have their desires cut short,
and have no large desires, that man or woman is rich.
So this is the art of contentment: not to seek to add to our circumstances,
but to subtract from our desires. 

Certainly that man or woman is rich,
who have their desires satisfied. 

God satisfies them, that is, all considered,
he is satisfied that his circumstances are for the present
the best circumstances.  So he comes to this contentment
by way of subtraction, and not addition."

by Jeremiah Burroughs, page 47.

With Love,

**Image in this post courtesy of Calvin ~
Thank you my love XO


Jill said...

Beautiful.... love your posts.... Enjoy the weekend my friend!


Katy said...

A beautiful quote! Thank you for sharing it!!! :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That is an interesting view point. Makes sense! Hope you are having a blessed Christmas season, my friend. We are currently enjoying 6 inches of fresh new snow, but not seeing a lot of hubby as he keeps getting stuck over on the other side of the mountains and not able to come home some nights. Thankful we have a lot of friends that will let him stay with them. I love how snow storms slow us all down, though!

Camille said...

Jill ~ So glad you do! Have a lovely week. Hugs to you. :)

Katy ~ What a blessing that we are the Lord's! Hugs to you. :)

Jackie ~ I thought so, too. It really struck me....what a great way to view life. So sorry your Michael gets stuck on the other side of the mountain during these snowy days. It is tricky to navigate in this part of the world, isn't it? We are not too well equipped to deal with it in our area, that's for sure. :) I do agree with you on the idea of being snowed in and slowing is a blessing if all are safely home. Hugs! :)

With love,