What do you need to be happy? A nice house, a nice car. What? You’d be happy in a nice quiet apartment and a clunky car that just got you from point A to point B? Honorable!! You don’t need much, just a few nice things and your tummy fed. That’s you…content and happy.
David gives us some insight on what happiness and contentment is.
Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Sure thing! We all say “Jesus is my portion. He’s all I need” When it comes right down to it however, do we really have that revelation in our hearts? Truly all I need is just Jesus! When hardships come…are you worrying? Why are you worrying? I thought all you needed was Jesus?
David gives us some more insight in another passage about a good man: “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD” (Ps 112:7) Not afraid or worrying over bad things, or not having enough things…”things” just aren’t even in the picture. Your “heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Jesus is your portion.
Lay down worries, wants, doubts, failures, guilts, and any thought to “things.” Pick up your portion – Jesus.