I’m not great at memory work, but I have a book of my favorite Scriptures. I add to it as a new verse touches my heart. Can I share a few with you?
Be Satisfied with What You Have
“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.
Proverbs 30: 7-9
What a beautifully unselfish request! I love this Scripture because it reaches into my heart where my deepest desires are. You know, I used to think our deepest desires were probably selfish ones like having the best car or house, plenty of money, or lots of friends. But I have begun to realize those things, the things of this world, are mostly surface desires.
If we could look deep into the hearts of MOST people I believe their true desires would look a lot like this Proverb.
That being said, the things of this world are what we see and consider most all the time. It’s easier than looking at our hearts. That takes some soul searching and who has time for that? Who knows what lies at the heart of our souls?
Our Father in Heaven knows. That I’m thankful for because, although I don’t live out these verses, the truth is I want to. I want to be satisfied with my daily bread. I never want to have so much that I forget my God, or have so little that I lie or steal and dishonor Him.
Lord, help me to be satisfied with the blessings you have so graciously given me, and they are many.