Displacing Greed with Gratitude

Displacing Greed with Gratitude

Living with an eternal perspective changes us. From being self-absorbed people, preoccupied with power, possessions and prestige, we learn to rest in who God is and what He has done for us. Instead of living for the next great thing, we begin to trust God for provision for our needs. Remember Jesus’ prayer for daily bread? It is that simple. Gratitude displaces greed as we learn to receive what God gives with grateful hearts, and give our time and energy to seeking first His kingdom.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.—1 Timothy 6:6-8

Prayer: God, You know our hearts and desires. Change us. Let us seek godliness and Your kingdom, and fill us with gratitude and contentment. Reshape us in the image of Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.