Devotions By Jan

Location, Location, Location


Scripture for Today: Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

When looking to buy real estate, it has been said that there are just three things that matter most; location, location, location!  The views enjoyed here make for a fabulous location, although I am not so sure about the access roads!

It will not be long before we will be changing location.  Change can be difficult.  The next location will have its advantages and disadvantages.  I wonder if I will be as happy and content in the new place.  The views will be different.  The climate and the neighbors will all change.  There will certainly be new challenges that come with settling in and adapting to different circumstances.

Our verse for today talks about the one who can rest content.  This verse in other versions says, “abides satisfied,” “rests secure,” or “serene.”  The fear of the Lord leads to a life that is content and serene, not fearing potential trouble.  When I think about changes ahead, I can move forward with a calm spirit.  Because I fear, worship, and serve the God of the universe, location is not such a big factor.

Whether I am on one side of the ocean or the other should not determine my contentment.  My satisfaction comes not from location, but from my relationship with the Lord.  He takes care of all matters of the heart.  He knows what makes me happy and has every power to fill my life with good gifts (James 1:17).  My role is to follow Him rather than my heart.  Because He is moving me, the new location will be nothing but positive!

Lord, help me remember that You are my contentment, regardless of my location.

2 thoughts on “Location, Location, Location

  1. Perhaps it is rather physical location doesn’t matter when our spiritual location is secure?


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