A story is told ab out a vendor who sold bagels for 50 cents each at a street corner food stand. A jogger ran past and threw a couple of quarters into the bucket but didn’t take a bagel. He did the same thing every day for months. One day, as the jogger was passing by, the vendor stopped him. The jogger asked, “You probably want to know why I always put money in but never take a bagel, don’t you?” “No,” said the vendor. “I just wanted to tell you that the bagels have gone up to 60 cents.”
Too often, as believers, we treat God with the attitude as if He owes us anything. Not only are we ungrateful for what He’s given – but we want more. Somehow we feel that God owes us good health, a comfortable life, material blessings. Of course, God doesn’t owe us anything, yet He gives us everything.
Each day, whether good or bad, is one more gift from our God. Our grateful response should be to live to please Him. – Cindy Hess Kasper
Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me. – Chisholm
Life is a gift from God to be lived for God.
- January 22, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread