Your reaction to how much you are paid; your reaction to your house and the things in it; your reaction to your looks; how you react to setbacks and disappointments – this is the confession that you make before the world. ~ Carl Haak, pastor

This quote is sobering.

What is my confession when people hear me talk about where I live, what I am paid or not paid, what I look like, or where I am in life?

What do my children hear me confess?

What do my own ears hear me confess over and over again?

Pastor Haak went on to say that “Contentment is our confession. It becomes obvious to others that we believe we are in the hands of God.”

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If we don’t like what is coming from our mouth, here are some powerful words to speak instead. Let’s speak them until they reach our heart.

Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:4-7 (The Message)

Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. Psalm 73:25 (NLT)

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NIV)

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

What scripture encourages you to “live where you live”?