Peace and Contentment in a Material World

June 16, 2017

Peace and Contentment in a Material World

Amy and I are both born again Christians. While we don’t (and won’t) force our views on anyone, we still like to share the wisdom that we’ve learned from our faith to encourage and build up the people we meet.

So, this blog post will be a little bit different and will be shorter (and deeper) than usual. It won’t be about wedding tips as such, though the general principles will most definitely be applicable to you while you’re planning your wedding.

The topic of this blog is peace and contentment in a material world (I told you it was going to get deep). What prompted me to write this blog post? I was sitting there looking through car classifieds (I have been wanting to buy a 4 wheel drive vehicle for a while) and, as usual, I was getting down in the dumps at the fact I didn’t have the money to buy a 4 wheel drive.

Then I realised that I get deflated anytime I’m thinking about something that I can’t afford or don’t have. And finally, it dawned on me that a lot of people are probably going through the very same thing!

How does this tie into getting married? Planning a wedding involves buying many goods and services. You will either be stretched financially to buy them, or you may have to forego them due to a lack of money. And that means you can end up being disappointed with what you don’t have or stressing about affording what you do have.

However, there is good news! I wanted to share these two passages from the Bible:

Colossians 3:1-2 “If you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on Earth”.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful”.

Firstly, don’t dwell on your lack of material possessions. You can still have a wonderful wedding without all the material goods you wanted.

Secondly, don’t lose sleep over it and don’t let the fact you can’t afford everything you want get you down and in the dumps. Your wedding is meant to be a joyous event for you and your friends and family!

Thirdly, a life of peace is available to those who want it. Don’t let the material world and your frustration with the lack of things take your peace away!

Fourthly, and finally, the Bible has many nuggets of wisdom (in fact, the book of Proverbs is dedicated largely to the topic of wisdom). While the Bible is going out of fashion with much of society, it is more relevant than ever. You should consider picking it up sometime and having a look at Proverbs or Psalms – they’re both filled with inspirational and encouraging words.

God bless you and may the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you as you plan your wedding!

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