Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily Devotion for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily Scripture Reading: Proverbs 30:1-9

Key verse for today: Proverbs 30:8b-9.  Don’t give me either poverty or wealth; give me just the food I need. Or I’ll be full and deny you, and say, “Who is the LORD?”  Or I’ll be poor and steal, and dishonor my God’s name.

Moderation in all things.

It's a good rule to live by but not necessarily an easy one.

We pray this in the prayer Jesus taught us: "Give us this day our daily bread."

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I believe that my basic instincts drive me to want more than I need.  It's a matter of storing up for the winter.  We all go into survival mode.  Except that we don't live in a hunter-gatherer society anymore.

When I gather the excess fat, my body is not going to later experience a period of famine and burn it off.

In a more extreme sense, I do this with my buying power.  I purchase to fulfill.  And then when I'm unsatisfied, I go shopping again.

I don't believe that ambition is bad.  I don't believe that we can't enjoy the good things in life.  But I do believe that these things are not the main things.

Where is the main area in your life that you struggle with simplicity?

Breath prayer for today: O Jesus, you are enough.

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