Growing Contentment and Generosity – Day 7, April 24

This is a 4-week topical study on growing contentment and generosity in our hearts (click on the Reading Plan tab on the website for a list of the scriptures by day).  The word “content” means not needing more, and the word “generous” means open-handed giving. As we look at what the Bible has to say about wealth and riches, it is my prayer that we would loosen our grip just a little bit more on the stuff of this world and grow generosity in its place. During this study, I hope you will share your stories of how God provides in our comments section on the website, as a testimony and encouragement to our readers to take these baby steps in the direction of God and just see what happens.

It’s Sunday, so we’re not posting a SOAP note today because we want to hear from you! Read today’s scripture, journal on it using SOAP, then please share as we encourage one another in this one thing. Below is the NIV version of today’s reading, and the Comments section on our website is an open forum for sharing, requesting prayer, and asking questions.

Romans 119:33-40

 He

33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,
    that I may follow it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
    and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
    for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
    preserve my life according to your word.
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
    so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
    for your laws are good.
40 How I long for your precepts!
    In your righteousness preserve my life.

The Discover One Thing main website continues to follow the Life Journal Reading Plan which covers the whole Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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Posted on April 24, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Woops, that was supposed to be Psalm 119, not Romans.

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  2. Here are a couple questions to consider from the last 3 days of reading. These questions are from the Contentment is Wealth Bible study by Paul Williams, which is where most of our reading plan came from.

    –How do greed and envy show up in your life?

    –What are some specific steps you can take to help you focus on God’s will for your life instead of the world’s?

    On Psalm 119:32, Williams states: “We can start the process of renewing our minds and becoming new people by simply praying to God. David’s simple prayer here is a great way to start–simply asking God to keep us focused on Him and not on this world.”

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