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Beware of focusing on the “stuff”, the “possessions”

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Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for my mind and for the understanding that you bring to it. Thank you for bringing meaning to the words I read as I read your Word. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (Luke 12:15)

Lord, it’s me … I am here to sit with you again as I do every day. I’m here to pray for your daughter you love. Yes, Lindsey, today I pray a prayer close to my heart as I have learned that everything I own, everything I have, everything around me is all just stuff, and I try to hold on to it all very loosely, since it is all God’s anyway. And so I pray this for you too Lindsey, since you travel so many places and see so much “stuff”.  I pray that you won’t begin to “want” everything you see. I pray that stuff you already have can sometimes be handed off to someone else. I pray that some of this “stuff” can be passed on to others around you, others you meet, others you might not even know yet. I pray that you would not become consumed with the “stuff” of this world, but that you would cling to God, that you would hold fast to Jesus.  I pray that you would take care in your life. I pray that you would watch out and be on guard for any touch of greed that might try to slip into your way of thinking or your way of living. And I pray that the Lord would help you with this, that he would continue to be your comfort and your guide. And all the glory goes to God. The glory is all his. I pray this all in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

ESV:
And he said to them, Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

HCSB:
He then told them, Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”

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KJV translation note

The King James Version is a beautiful translation of the original Hebrew and Greek, however I sometimes find Old English hard to understand fully. 1 or 2 other translations can help clarify what it is saying so I can understand it. More Info CLICK: References