Friday, February 24, 2012


A slice of this, 6 oz. of that--just what is the right amount of food to serve someone? The trend toward "supersize" portions is starting to reverse and people are seeing the value of just eating what the body needs and no more. 
In the Lord's model prayer, Jesus told the disciples to ask God for their "daily bread", just the right size portion to sustain their health for that day. When God sent manna to the Israelites in the wilderness, it was just the right size portion for each day (except for Friday, when it was a "supersize" amount to cover the Sabbath Day's need as well).
There is danger in excess and there is danger in want--in food as well as in our prayer lives.  Agur, the author of Proverbs 30, saw that danger when it came to material needs.  He understood that we are to ask God for our "needs", both physically and spiritually, but to be careful when it comes to our "wants".  The Bible also tells us that often we have not, because we don't ask. So what is the right amount of anything to ask for? He is our portion. Ps. 119:57 We just need more of Jesus--supersize please!

PLAN: Write your prayers down on paper--are they needs or wants?
PRAY:  Fill me up, Lord, with You--your mind, your heart, your desires.

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