“Is Not Life More Than…?”
If we trust God to meet our needs (“Give us this day our daily bread”), if we have the right priorities (“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth…but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven”), and if we serve the right master and don’t serve the wrong one (“You cannot serve God and money”), then our anxiety about this life and having adequate provision for it will be considerably lessened.
O God, give us a proper perspective on life and on our physical needs; help us to know and to live in light of our knowledge that to live in relationship with you is to have our deepest needs already met.
Lead us to strive for that which is “more than” our need to be provided for physically and not for that which is “less than” your grace and love which are the only human needs the fulfillment of which actually brings a sense of peace, security, and well-being.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25).