Daily Bread

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 30:8-9

This morning as I packed lunches for the kids and hubby, I noticed that we were using our last loaf of bread. I usually keep a supply in the freezer as a back up, but our supply was wiped out. Sometimes hubby will make a PB&J when he gets home from work as a snack – so I cautioned him to go easy on this loaf. Glancing at the calendar for this week,  I was not sure when I’d make it to the store. I wrote a reminder note to take with me so I wouldn’t forget to buy bread if the opportunity presented itself and tucked it in my pocket.

After I sent everyone off -I went over to the church to join some ladies. We decorated the Christmas tree to prepare for the upcoming Angel Tree mission and packaged up some Thanksgiving goodies. It was a positively wonderful morning of fun and fellowship. I gathered my things and walked toward the door of the church. Just then, the Pastor’s wife caught me and said (in her sweet Southern accent), “There are some loaves of bread in a cart by the front door and we can’t use it all. Please take home as much as you want.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?…I am pretty sure I said that out loud!

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Daily Bread y’all! God is amazing.

Today it was an actual loaf…but, other days that “daily bread” may come in the form of wisdom.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,

who gives generously to all without finding fault,

and it will be given to you.

James 1:5

…or patience for the moment, money for the bills, food on the table or just enough energy to make it through the day after being up with a sick child. God provides…daily.

Every good and perfect gift is from above,

coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17

God is good- all the time. Just open your eyes. There’s so much to be thankful for.

Count your blessings.

Today I am thankful for a healthy family, food on the table, a supply of firewood and a warm home, the company of women, white Christmas lights, a generous church family and a close friend….and let me not forget that loaf of bread.

There is nothing too great or too small to be counted. What are you thankful for today?

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