Keeping Up With The Boyd’s or Stealing Their Blog

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Traveling around over at the Boyd’s place, a unique checklist posted by Matt caught my attention. This is really worth taking a few minutes to ponder.

Consider these eleven questions that may help you determine your level of contentment. These questions are aimed at the heart so as you read and think about them be sensitive to what God may be saying to you:

1. Am I content with what I have and the circumstances of my life or am I striving for more and more?

2. If everything in my life was taken away, all of my material possessions, and I had nothing but Jesus Christ would I still be content?

3. Am I living as if I am taking nothing with me when I die?

4. In my life does Jesus look like an all-satisfying treasure?

5. Can I rightly distinguish between my needs and my wants?

6. What is tempting me to treasure it more than I treasure Jesus?

7. Am I discontent with the things of this world, yet content with where I am in my relationship with Jesus?

8. Do I live like I trust and hope in things or like I trust and hope in God?

9. Am I generous, ready to give and willing to share?

10. Am I living and giving in a way that shows it is more blessed to give than to receive?

11. Does Jesus have all of my life?

Contentment is not primarily about money and things. It is primarily about being satisfied with Jesus and treasuring Him above all else.

As many are aware, Matt and Gayle are preparing to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to Senegal as missionaries. I would like to encourage you to take a moment and visit their site and keep them lifted in prayer.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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6 Responses to Keeping Up With The Boyd’s or Stealing Their Blog

  1. Jeff says:

    That is a fabulous list! Those questions…I need to ask myself those questions every day! This is something that I need to print out and put where I can easily see it each day. Thanks for posting that.

  2. I agree with Carley … ouch. Thanks for giving us this reminder to change our hearts and minds and direct both to where they ought to be during this next year

  3. April says:

    An excellent post! Good questions for self examination as one year draws to a close and a new one is on the horizon.

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