Week 41 Thursday

Daily Bread

Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 29-30

Key verses: Proverbs 30:7-9

“Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die:

Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.  Otherwise I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.”

I love this Proverb.

It reminds me that the best way we can live is one day at a time; trusting God to provide.  And it reassures me that “enough is enough” – no matter what the advertising agencies say.

Jesus thought this “daily bread” concept was so important that he included it in what we now know as the Lord’s Prayer.

And, in my own life experience, I have proved it true time and again.

So why not try an experiment today?

Sit down, in a quiet place, and make out a special “today” gratitude list.  Thank God for all the things you have – all the ways your prayers have been answered just today – all the ways you see God at work in your life, again – just today.

Think about what has happened in the last twenty-four period.

And I bet that – even if you are in great difficulty – you can find something to for which to be thankful.

And that thankfulness alone can help you make it through to better times.

Daily bread isn’t much – at least in “quantity” as the world measures things.

But spiritually speaking – it’s everything.

Prayer: Lord, thank you, for today’s blessings.  AMEN.

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