Our daily bread? We often tend to identify ourselves by what we possess and not what possesses us. This is the sad thing about things. The more and more we get, the more and more they tend to become who we are. Even sadder, our sinful nature likes it that way.
Think about it. It is more difficult to be grateful to God when things block our view of the One who gave us these things in the first place. The devil hates a grateful spirit.
God’s Word tells us: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5: 3a).
Is our spirit tied to the things of this world or lives unfettered amid the things of this world? Can a Christian live with things? Should we want them? It isn’t wrong to own things as long we understand that these are merely on loan from above. It is good to frequently stop and think just what kind of spirit we do have. “Dear Lord; please give us today our daily bread.”
“Heavenly Father, may the things we own never become who we are. May we always seek to find our identify not in things but in You. All these things will some day pass away, but our spirit, poor and seeking only Your love O Lord, will live forever.” In Jesus name we pray. Amen!”
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