Divine Father, how our hearts yearn to express our love for You! Thank You for Your grace. Thank You for knowing exactly what we need before we even ask. Thank You for never abandoning us or leaving our children begging for bread. Thank You for being our faithful source. We have always been able to depend on Your goodness. We take delight in You, Lord. We commit everything we do to You because we know we can trust You to help us. You direct our steps and You delight in every detail of our lives. Even though we sometimes stumble, we will never fall because You hold us by Your hand. You love us with an unfailing love and Your faithfulness endures forever. We find comfort in knowing that the very hairs on our heads are all numbered. Therefore, we are not afraid because we know how much You value us. We praise You Lord, for You have shown us the wonders of Your unfailing love! In Jesus Name,
Today, I will Thank God for His provisions for me
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
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The Gifts That Really Count
Bible Reading: Matthew 6:25-33
Your heavenly Father ... will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. Matthew 6:32-33
THIS YEAR you played it smart. You wanted to make sure everything you received was the right size and color, so your Christmas list was short and sweet. It looked something like this:
But God has a gift for you that you won’t want to return. In Matthew 6:25-33, God promised to provide everything you need for the coming year. It might be difficult to admit you can survive without that five-pound box of money, but somehow you’ll make it. In the meantime, God knows your real needs—spiritual, relational, emotional, and material—even those you aren’t aware of. And he loves you so much that he will make sure you never lack those things. Your task is to continue living for him and watching him fill your life with his absolute best.
REFLECT: What kind of gifts are you looking for God to give you? Are you looking for his best?
PRAY: Talk to God about your disappointments about stuff—and set your heart on things that count.
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