Journey of Contentment


I earnestly went searching
For contentment in my life;
To have more peace within me --
A life with less strife.
I looked around at others
And couldn't find it there.
And so I knelt in silence
And found it in this prayer.
Dear Lord, give me contentment.
Please make my heart like new.
Remove the selfish part of me.
I want to be like You!
Show me Your secret way of life.
Do what you will in me.
Place my heart inside of Yours
It's where I want to be.
As I look close at Calvary
I see a guarantee,
My journey of contentment, is
One journey, You and me.
 Deborah J. Birdoes

...for I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little.
I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything.
I have learned the secret of living in every situation.
Whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
Philippians 4:11-12