Internal Contentment

To be content as a result of some external thing is like warming a man’s clothes by the fire. But to be content through an inward disposition of the soul is like the warmth that a man’s clothes have from the natural heat of his body….The warmth of the fire, that is, a contentment that results merely from external arguments, will not last long. But that which comes from the gracious temper of one’s spirit will last. -Jeremiah Burroughs

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  1. I found your blog today while surfing over my morning coffee… my husband and I have read several of your and your husband’s books through the years. As one of consciously goes on a daily quest for Christian contentment, I very much like this quote. Thanks for the reminder.

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