SARAPAN PAGI: Bahagia Itu Sederhana

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2 Mei 2016...

Hari ini saya mendapatkan renungan harian yang sangat menohok hati dan pikiran. Saya kembali diingatkan bahwa 'uang bukanlah segalanya'. I'm surely agree with this. Bukan uang yang bisa bikin kita mengalami kebahagiaan sejati, tapi emang cuma Tuhan yang bisa ngasih kita kepuasan, kebahagiaan, dan kehidupan sejati buat kita. Cekidot artikel lengkap yang saya sadur dari situs Our Daily Journey:

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Read: 1 Timothy 6:5-10
"So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content." (1 Timothy 6:8)

It was 2 a.m. and we'd just completed 26 hours of air travel--including connections. Lines of bleary-eyed passengers queued to get through customs. Most of us had just one thing on our mind--getting home and falling into bed.

In front of me stood a mother and her daughter. The girl, perhaps 2 years old, was wide awake and wandering around the terminal. Beckoned by her mother, she returned to the line as their turn at the customs desk neared.

I drifted off in a daydream for a moment, then returned to see the woman at the counter. But I couldn't see the girl. Where was she? Glancing down, I found her. She had a red crayon in one hand, a yellow crayon in the other, and was sitting on the terminal floor quietly drawing.

That simple scene spoke volumes to me. Surrounded by bedraggled adults weary from their travels (and perhaps from life itself), this little girl evidenced simple joy. It appeared to me that piece of paper and a couple of crayons was all she needed to be content.

Jesus spoke to the importance of true contentedness in life (Matthew 6:19-24)--that it isn't found in simply having more and more (Luke 12:15). The apostle Paul said something similar, reminding Timothy that a love of money leads to ruin (1 Timothy 6:9-10), but contentment can be found with just food, clothing, and godliness (1 Timothy 6:6-8).

In a world obsessed with stuff that will ultimately leave us empty, this is good news. Real contentment can be found in the simplest of things, like righteousness, peace, and joy (Romans 15:13). Like sunsets, mountain hikes, and unexplored country roads.

So let's rediscover the simple things that bring deep contentment. Let's thank God for all His perfect gifts.

Read Hebrews 13:5 and consider where true contentment is found.

Next:
Have you become too obsessed with material things? What simple pleasures can you rediscover with God today?

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Meista's point of view:

Lalu apakah kita tidak boleh memenuhi kebutuhan materi kita? Ya bolehlah. Justru dengan segala materi yang sudah kita punya karena diberi oleh Tuhan, kita harus mencukupkan materi tersebut dan menggunakannya dengan baik dalam kehidupan kita. Hal yang saya dapat interpretasikan dalam bacaan renungan diatas adalah jangan sampai materi menjadi pusat kehidupan kita. Punya materi boleh (lah wong Tuhan yang kasih berkat, masa mau ditolak. Nolak rejeki itu namanya 😂), tapi menggantungkan seluruh hidup kita for the sake of money or another material things itu yang gak bener. Tetaplah bersyukur untuk segala hal yang ada. Jauhkan mindset kita dari 'rumput tetangga lebih hijau dari rumput sendiri'. Jangan bandingkan kehidupan kita dengan kehidupan orang lain, tetapi bandingkanlah hidup kita dengan diri kita sendiri.

Yuk coba kita eksplor hal-hal simpel di sekitar kita yang bisa bikin kita bahagia dan bahkan mengucap syukur 😄 Bahagia itu sederhana lho, gengs 💓

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