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341st -- A Loaf For Each Of You


As children of the Lord, we are to be thankful and appreciative for all
that we have. We should not only be thankful to the Lord in the times of
plenty, but we are to also be thankful in the times of need. Our praise
should not be dependent upon our needs being met, but rather the goodness
and faithfulness of God is reason enough to lift our eyes and faith in
praise to Him. The apostle Paul declares in 1 Timothy 6:6-8, “But
godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this
world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and
raiment let us be therewith content.” Let us be thankful at all times no
matter what our circumstances consist of. The Bible says it clear in
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus for you.”

I hope you are blessed and encouraged by today's message.


Once when there was a famine, a kind, rich baker sent for twenty of the
poorest children in the town and said to them, “In this basket there is a
loaf for each of you. Take it and come back to me everyday at this hour
till God sends us better times.”

The hungry children gathered eagerly about the basket and most quarreled
over the bread, because each wished to have the largest loaf. At last they
went away without even thanking the Good Samaritan. But Gretchen, a poorly
dressed little girl, did not quarrel or struggle with the rest, but
remained standing quietly to the side. When the ill-behaved children had
left, she took the smallest loaf, which alone was left in the basket,
kissed the gentleman's hand and went home.

The next day the children were as ill-behaved as before and poor, timid
Gretchen received a loaf scarcely half the size of the one she got the
first day. When she went home and her mother cut the loaf open, many new
shining pieces of silver fell out of it. Her mother was very much alarmed
and said, “Take the money back to the good gentleman at once, for it must
have gotten into the dough by accident. Be quick, Gretchen, be quick.”

But when the little girl gave the rich man her mother's message he said,
“No, no, my child, it was no mistake, I had the silver pieces put into the
smallest loaf to reward you. Always be as contented, kind and thankful as
you are now. Go home now, and tell your mother that the money is your own.”

Author Unknown

It is a great blessing to have the Bible as our instruction manual. Through
God's Word we know that it is better to give than to receive, that it is
better to humble ourselves instead of being proud and arrogant, and that it
is better to be content with the little that we might have, than the untold
riches of the wicked that will perish for eternity.
(Acts 20:35) (1 Peter 5:5-6) (Proverbs 16:8)

Always remember that you have the power to be positive and upbeat or
negative and critical concerning how you live. Life is short and it should
not be spent unhappily, but rather we should live each day with gratitude
and thanksgiving unto the Lord. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20) (James 4:13-14)

I encourage you to never look at what others have in envy, but rather trust
the Lord to meet your personal needs. I want you to remember that true
happiness never comes through material possessions, but it always comes
through the peace that God puts in the hearts of those who trust Him.

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

Matthew 6:25-26 Jesus declares
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought
for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your
body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body
than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?”

Philippians 4:11-13 “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have
learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both
how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things
I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to
suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: BE THANKFUL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem132.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: WHAT A MIRACLE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony54.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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