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Proverbs 30:8-9 keep falsehood and lies far from me;give me neither poverty nor riches,but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the Lord?”Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonour the name of my God. 

God gives us just what we need when we need it. Just like a loving parent, God knows the right size portion to give each child. We see so many people living in extremes. Either they are over fed and under concerned or under fed and over worked. There should be a balance.

We each have to ask ourselves, “How much is enough?” When will you have enough to live on and be satisfied?

1.  The dangers of more than enough. Everybody can’t handle riches. Money just exposes who you are at a greater level. To whom much is given much is required. Some people who become rich forget about God. You recognize their amnesia when they forget to help the poor. Jesus said when you help the poor you help him. When you ignore the poor you ignore God.

2.  The dangers of not enough. When you are poor you become poor and desperation will make you do anything to survive. Even when we are struggling we still have to believe that God will meet all our needs according to his riches in Glory. We don’t steal. We find something to do with our hands.

3.  The blessing of just enough. God’s promise to us is that he would give us daily bread. He will give us what we need when we need it. This place is called contentment. We are not rich. We are not poor. We have what we need. We have food. We have shelter. We have transportation. We have our health. We have a job. We have salvation. We have joy!

Today, don’t look at how much you want. Don’t look at what you don’t have. Count your blessings! Name them one by one and you will discover that you already have enough!

Dear God,

Thank you for supplying all my needs. You have given me so much. You’ve been embarrassingly good! Even when I don’t have everything, I have more than others. I am grateful for each and every little thing you’ve blessed me with. I will not complain about another thing because you are my provider and I am grateful!

In Jesus Name,