Just the right amount - Daily Bread

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Give us this day our daily bread. – Matthew 6:11

A woman who prepared meals for hungry farm workers during the harvest season would watch them consume every bit of food on the table. Then she’d say, "Good. I fixed just the right amount."

Many of us struggle to feel that way about the resources entrusted to us. At the end of a meal or the end of a month, do we really believe that God has given us enough? When we pray, "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matthew 6:11), how much do we expect God to supply? As much as we want? Or as much as we need?

Health experts say that a key to good nutrition is eating until we feel satisfied, not until we are stuffed full. In every area of life, there is a difference between genuine hunger and having a greedy appetite. So often, we want just a little more.

In Jesus’ teaching on prayer, He said: "Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’" (Matthew 6:8,31).

As the Lord supplies our needs, perhaps we should see His provision from a new perspective and determine to express our thanks by saying, "Father, You gave me just the right amount." – David McCasland

Thanks, O God, for boundless mercy
From Thy gracious throne above;
Thanks for every need provided
From the fullness of Thy love! – Storm

READ: Matthew 6:5-15


When it’s time to breathe a prayer of thanks, don’t hold your breath.

The Bible in one year:


• Isaiah 47-49
• 1 Thessalonians 4

3 comments:

kyels said...

We have to appreciate everything that has been given to us.

(:

Ü_djpm said...

isa pa...
http://mahldihtah.blogspot.com/

-dana

Richard Diongson said...

often we stand at life crossroads and view what we think is the end. But God has a much bigger vision and He tells us "Relax my child, it's only a bend'