Am I the only one who has lovely food every day, a home and family, who still has a constant nagging feeling of inadequacy which leads to a feeling of discontent?

I’ve been reading some material on recessionary living lately in my quest to live more carefully and spend my excess money (not that there’s much) on things like fair trade and helping out my friends.

One quote from 1 Timothy 6v8 spoke to me and has continued whispering in my heart through a few happy days:

“Having food and covering, we shall be content with these things.” When you’re a mum and you have to also organise food and covering for lots of other people, it can become more complicated, but the sentiment is true, as well as this one from Jesus:

“Do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. Isn’t life worth more than food? And isn’t the body worth more than clothes? Look at the birds: they do not sow seeds, yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren’t you worth much more than birds? Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?”

Dear Father God, Thank You for the amazing gifts You have given me. Your love, my faith, my health, my family, food, shelter and clothing. Forgive me when I am not content with these things. Please help me to use all these blessings, and every other one, to Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen