Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 12

día doce: Today I am thankful for always having plenty of food to properly nourish myself.
Lord, food is something that You have always blessed my family with in excess. You have kept our pantry, refrigerator, & freezers full. If there is ever a point when we are running low, You make it so easy for us to replenish our supply. You place us near a variety of grocery stores, always stocked with what we want & need. You give us money so we do not have to worry about being picky and selective about getting just bare essentials. Lord, we are so blessed with nourishment. Health is really at our fingertips. God, with these privileges help us make smart decisions regarding how we feed our bodies. We are really Yours, and so may we treat our bodies as Your holy body.
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." -1 Corinthians 6:19-20
God, I know those verses are applicable in a variety of meanings, but may we see from them that our bodies are Your body here on earth. So help us care for them as we are able. God, thank You for blessing my family, my friends, & me with plenty of food. Help us use it wisely! Use us to provide for those who perhaps don't even know what the inside of a grocery store looks like... no matter what the reasoning behind that. May we realize just how good we really have it compared to many, many other people in this world. You make our land able to produce fruit & vegetables. You allow our population to have food of all kinds readily available to us. Thank You, Lord, for the promise of a full stomach every day. May we not waste food that could be put to better use. Open our eyes to how we can really help impoverished people in the long run. Show us what that looks like, & help us carry that through with abounding love. Lord, thank You for providing for us constantly in many ways. It was so easy for Ben & me to go grocery shopping today & purchase everything we need. Even when it wasn't as easy for us to do that time-wise when Mom wasn't doing so well, You worked through teachers & neighbors & my church to keep us well-fed. Thank You, God. Show us how to extend that love to others. Nourish the world and keep us healthy with adequate food. Thank You, Father. Amen.

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