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Devotion for April 21, 2022 - Worms & Friends

Worms & Friends

Worms are fun to share with friends. I found one and Larks was super, super excited as she did not remember worms from last summer. They squiggle and squirm, and we love them.

Of course, once someone else had one, Ez was instantly interested in having one . . . even though he is NOT exactly a worm-y kinda guy. In fact, textures, whether in his mouth or on his hand, are something he is SUPER sensitive about. (Confession: Both Ez and Larks have attempted to eat worms already this spring rules have been reinforced and reminders given about what SHOULD go in our mouths!) We also gave repeated warnings about squishing the worm or ripping it apart, and it was quite fiesty couple minutes of family fun.

I AM so glad Ezri was willing to try a new experience, and I fully intend to use this great desire to do what others are for great good . . . but it also greatly concerns me. The passion to be like others is something we ALL struggle with at different points or levels. Discontentment is a silent killer than robs us of the full life Jesus desires for us to have.

Romans 12:2 challenges us, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Philippians 4:11-13 is Paul's testimony as well: "Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

May we all be challenged to be content and find our contentment not in worms or what others have, but in all God provides.

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