Gaining Throught Losing

  • Oct. 31, 2014
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Has anyone ever told you that you can gain a lot by losing? Well, you can! (And no, I’m not talking about losing weight.) My friend Cecile has a teeny little room in a nursing room, just enough space for a bed and chest of drawers in the corner by a window. And that’s it. But with photos, a flower arrangement, and a colorful afghan, Cecile has made it look like and feel like a real home. She lost a lot when she went into that nursing home … yet oh how much contentment she has gained just by scaling down her heart's desires in order to fit into that small, cozy nest. First Timothy chapter 6 says, “We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” So, next time you feel you must have that next new kitchen appliance or that new car, think about this verse—and remember my friend Cecile. Be content with where God has you.

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