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    Jun 2016

    Jesus didn’t pray for provision…

    If I told you Jesus prayed for a nicer home, a job promotion, or a luxurious car, you wouldn’t believe me. Neither did He ask God to stretch what money He and his disciples had.

    Yet how often do our prayers center on material things? Is it wrong to ask God to help us pay our bills? No, but don’t be surprised if God instead tries to teach us about living within our means and being content with what we have.

    When Jesus taught His followers the Lord’s Prayer, he told them to ask for their daily bread—basic essentials, what they needed at that moment to survive—but nothing beyond that.

    Jesus said, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25)

    Instead, Jesus trusted that God (and His people) would provide everything He and the disciples needed.

    He understood that by following his instructions about sharing our possessions, feeding the hungry, and clothing the poor, we will have enough.

    Instead of asking for more, Jesus gave thanks for what He already had. He blessed the food in front of Him, and He thanked God for hearing Him and giving wisdom to those who believed in Him.

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