Philippians 4:12-13 NIV
I know what is is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Today, I am blessed beyond measure. Tomorrow, if all these earthly things were to pass away, I would still be blessed beyond measure. God is my provider. He has provided for every need I have. And yet, I so often forget to say thank you, to show my devotion or express my gratitude.
Seems like it’s mostly in times of need that we cry out to Jesus. And on all the other days of joy, happiness and laughter, we barely give Him a passing glance.
Today, I am reminded of what I have to be grateful for… a job – even if I don’t always like it… a roof over my head… even if it isn’t a mansion…. food on my table… even if it’s leftovers… friends and family… who love me despite my faults. There is much to be thankful for, even when things don’t look so hot.
Dear Jesus… thank you for loving me. Thank you for saving me. Thank you for your grace that is sufficient. Thank you for providing for me. Thank you… you are more than enough.