He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. (Psa 23:3)
Apparentl I was a nightmare as a child. I was inquisitive beyond belief, so much so that I actually ran away from home when I was only 3.5 years old! (It gets worse...)! The police found my shoes and socks by a boating lake and the police divers were sent out to look for me!
I came back home at 8:30 pm to find police everywhere and a very distraught Mother who (in true Italian style), screamed, cried, slapped me, screamed some more, cried some more, slapped me even more ...
As I grew up the pet phrase whenever I accompanied my mother on shopping expeditions was “stay with me, don’t wander off and don’t show me up!”
It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be in her company, I loved my Mamma, but there was just soooooooo much to explore out there!
In my immaturity I just wasn’t content with anything. I was truly pathetic, ever restless, nothing sufficed, I was trapped - ever searching for that elusive ‘something!’
When GOD revealed Himself to me I realised that I didn’t have to keep searching anymore. I was finally content! I had actually found “...contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. (1 Tim 6:6) ❤️