a prayer…

Give me only my daily bread…

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In my last post, I mentioned Proverbs 30. Here goes…

“Two things I ask of you, 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.”

This portion of scripture has for a long time been my prayer when it comes to money. 2017 is here and I want to reflect on it a little different…

Falsehood and Lies – I have always had the pressure to be perfect. I am melancholic. A beautiful soul to interpret the phenomenon further 🙂 And though perfection has been elusive, I continue to live the lie that it is possible. 2017 will see a more authentic me and like Agur, my prayer remains “Keep falsehood and lies far from me…”

Daily Bread – I confess my shallow interpretation of the LORD’s prayer. 2016 taught me, however, that daily bread is about having an abundant physical, spiritual and emotional life. Yes money is great but it can never surpass the power of being alive to self and life in itself! To ask for daily bread only is quite humbling but the truth is it’s more than enough!

Who is the LORD? – I never ever thought I’d ever question faith but life threw me a tough blow. I begun a desperate search for answers. When the words of Joel came ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten’, it never crossed my mind that God was speaking. My heart is a whole less sore. My faith is a whole lot more. “Who is the LORD?” you ask. “He is my God!

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