Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Daily Bread

I know I just started blogging and all. But I had to take a break for a few days. I needed to yell at the big guy and I was a little too volatile to be sharing my thoughts via the web.

In my inaugural post I mentioned receiving my “daily bread.” Sometimes my daily bread sucks...I don't want bread, I want a toasted chicken carbonara from Quiznos.

Man I think sometimes the Exodus Israelites get a bad rap. All of us 21century haters look at those guys and say, “You had manna and quail everyday, a fire in the sky at night to keep you warm and a cozy cumulus cloud during the day to keep the scorching sun off your backs. God gave you everything you needed but yet you still worshiped idols??? You donkeys...” I say to myself that I would never be as flaky as those pansy Israelites.....

Except here I sit, with all bling that a cracker like me can handle and yet I still find myself frustrated with God for not giving me more...Please God don't make me go drink some bitter water.....the bile in my throat is penance enough, forgive me Father for losing sight of you. I truly am grateful for my daily bread and you are so generous with your provision.

King Solomon and I are totally alike, he also struggled with only being content with his daily bread, check out what he wrote in Proverbs 30:7-9

“Two things I ask of you, LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:
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 dishonor the name of my God.

See? I am totally just like Solomon, except without the harem, prestige, wealth and olive tan skin.......Yep, that's right...just like Solomon.

Do you ever find yourself complaining and unsatisfied with your daily bread? What do you do to put yourself in an attitude of gratitude?


  1. Yo Andy! I love your blog! It's so good to hear from you again. I have missed you.
    What do I do to put myself in an attitude of gratitude? I remind myself of just how good I have it. I look for the positive in situations and thank God when I find it.
    I look forward to reading more!

  2. Sadly, yes--too often ungrateful, too often begging for more. I've heard it said that we start out walking with Jesus and end up working for Jesus. Seems that when I do this is when the lack of gratitude occurs.

  3. "Count your many blessings, count them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done." --My grandma used to sing this to me.

    My mom, who is way more rock-n-roll than I ever gave her credit for, used to sing--
    "You cant always get what you want. You cant always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find you get what you neeeeeed."

  4. @LMR....your mom rocks

    @Karri...thanks for stopping by

    @seekingPastor...great poem you wrote today man. Good stuff