Abundance

The well of Providence is deep.
It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.

~ Mary Webb
(English novelist and poet, 1881-1927)

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The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.

~ Luke 6:45

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Prayer

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

~ Sir Francis Drake
(English explorer, c. 1540-1596)

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Action

Abundance isn’t so much about the quantity of something. It is more an attitude of the heart. How do you find inner abundance in the midst of so much worldly scarcity?

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.