Live Carelessly

Years ago I habitually looked for the cheapest items on a restaurant menu. I checked prices first and food second and worried primarily about my wallet, not my stomach. At supper one night, my friend Brian realized what I was doing. He reached across the table and covered up the prices on my menu. He gazed at me and asked, “What are you hungry for?” His directness brought awareness – what was I hungry for? I hadn’t thought to ask myself that question.

Do Good – As you look at a menu or shop at the grocery store, consider what you really want to eat. If you already do this, take the next step and pay the bill for another table at a restaurant.

I will always be grateful to Brian for revealing my unhealthy, narrow thinking. Unconsciously I limited myself and just thought that cheapest was best. Thankfully now I can find balance between what I want and what I can afford. In this and many other ways God has shown me His tremendous ability to give me what I desire and need.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” Matthew 6:25. Read more.

God, it’s so easy for us to get caught up in worry. Today we choose to live carelessly and get caught up in thoughts of You instead. Thank You for all that You give us!

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