In my life, there have been times when I’ve had plenty and others that I’ve been penniless. Through both kinds of seasons and all of the in-betweens, I’ve come to realize a most powerful, freeing prayer in Scripture.
Proverbs 30:7-9, which reads:
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
See that second one? Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with food convenient for me. Not more, not less. Just enough.
Too many times in life, our thinking (worrying?) might extend beyond tomorrow into months in advance.
When we learn to pray in Luke 11:3, we ask for daily bread, not an annual supply.
Note: For more reading on this, I highly recommend Will Davis‘ book, Enough: Finding More by Living With Less. A humbling and freeing read.
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