(Begin with 1-2 minutes of silence)
How regularly do you stop to pause and consider the level of abundance we have in our culture? If we’re all being honest, it’s so normal for us that we forget just how much stuff we have. There are the basics, such a roof over our heads and food to eat. But we don’t just have food to eat, we have a lot of options of what kinds of food we can choose to eat.
Compare this with the people of God in the Old Testament. The people of God were enslaved in Egypt, and after they were freed God provided them with just enough food to eat. Manna appeared on the ground every day and it was just enough for each person to have their fill. When they became thirsty God provided just enough water for them to continue.
How did the people respond to this? They complained to Moses and to God. They wanted to go back to be enslaved, because as slaves they at least had an abundance of food and water. But God’s plan wasn’t for His people to be enslaved. Part of His plan was to provide for His people, and for His people to trust that He and He alone could provide what they needed most.
READING & JOURNALING:
Today, take the opportunity to write down at least ten ways God has provided you what you need most. Then write out your own prayer of thanksgiving.
Today, write out your own prayer of thanksgiving.
(End with 1-2 minutes of silence)