As our little Pomeranian ages it’s sad to see some of the changes that are taking place. But the most exasperating change is her obsession with food. No matter how much she gets, it’s never enough! If we dare to move, she thinks we’re going to get her a treat and runs to receive it. Because of this, the time that she is the most enjoyable to be around is LATE at night when she’s gone to bed: Only then is she relaxed enough that we can lay by her and smother her with kisses and baby talk.
This change of behavior has been going on for several months now. However last night Annie was her youthful self. She grabbed her favorite squeaky toy and decided that she wanted to play and so we played. It was such a joy to see her satisfied with the simplicity of playing with a toy that it got me thinking about how we must look in the eyes of our Father when we cannot be happy with who we are and what we have.
Jesus prayed a simple prayer for a reason and His prayer revealed that our needs are to be fulfilled each day, as the day arrives.
9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
THE SIN OF GLUTTONY
4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not. 5 And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.“
Great Father God supplied and blessed the Israelites with their daily nutritional needs but if we delve a little deeper we will see that they were also being tested. Do you trust in your Father and His provisions or do you place your trust in your perception of sufficiency?
Until we can be satisfied with what is given to us ‘this day’ we will never be satisfied with what awaits us tomorrow. We live in a society that deems enough to not be enough. But you beloved are warned, admonished and rewarded for keeping yourselves unspotted from the world and its ways.
19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;
It takes away the life of its owners.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
HERE’S THE NUGGET: The Lord God knows you better than you know yourselves. He knows the plans He has for you BUT He knows what is best, and what will ultimately give you peace and satisfaction.
Until next time,
Mediate on Proverbs 3:5
Love, us/ CYU
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil.