Saturday, August 14, 2010

Give us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:11)

Because we are all children of a loving Father we are entitled to expect that God will provide us with everything we need. If we do so expect, in faith, and understanding, we shall never look in vain.

It is the will of God that we shall all live happy, healthy lives, full of joyous experience; that we should develope freely and steadily.To this end we require such things as food, clothing, shelter, means of travel, books, and so on; above all we require freedom. In this prayer all these things are included under the heading of bread; that is to say; not merely food in general, but all things required for a healthy, free, and harmonious life. But in order to obtain these things we have to claim them, and recognize that God alone as the source and fountainhead of all our good. Lack of all kind is always traceable to the fact we have been seeking our supply from secondary source, instead of God himself, the author and giver of life.

This is from the meditation book "Through the year with Emmet Fox" This is totally what I needed to read today, and felt compled to share it!

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this!

    Today at my granny's memorial I read John 14:1-3 and 1 Peter 5:10.....which talks about suffering for a little while. Then being restored by God.

    Such hope!
    Such peace!
    Knowing my granny is no longer suffering, but restored and living in perfection with God.

    Amen-

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  2. Mommaof3, sorry for your loss. God does restore us doesn't he!!

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  3. Mommaof3....sorry to hear about your grandmother passing.....and soooooooo glad to see you back here...I've really missed you...we're celebrating a birthday tomorrow....just sayin...sorry I've been awol lately...been outta town since thursday...just got back today...will be posting some stuff this week hopefully...feeling much stronger after a nice long, relaxing weekend at the lake...hope everyone is doing well!

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  4. Happy Happy Happy 8 months A!!!! So proud of you! And me! Its been a rough month or so. I am grateful for my program. And text messages.....saved my butt a time or 7 these last few weeks...

    there IS hope!

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  5. Mommaof3 and Annette, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! What a great example you both are!!!

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