I think Daniel (of the Bible) was narcoleptic. My claim. Just, whenever something intense happens, he falls down and falls asleep. Lots of people in the Bible fall down when they encounter the divine. But none fall asleep. I dunno, just a random theory.
I realized something weird – I don’t think I’ve ever prayed for something material. I mean ever in my life. Like for money, or things, or anything like that. Mostly because I’ve never been in a situation where I really needed anything. And I dunno, I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand I guess it’s like a testimony to how God’s provided so much in my life so that I’ve never been in need. But then, something about that feels wrong also, that I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve had to trust in God to provide for something material. Because shouldn’t the Christian life involve some sort of trust and faith like that? I’m just a little torn.
I guess my goal nowadays is to be like Paul said, to learn to be content whether in plenty or in want. Not easy. I know plenty of people who are uncomfortable in want. But I think I know a few people who are uncomfortable and discontent in plenty. If God blessed them in that way, they wouldn’t know what to do. I dunno. I think it’s wrong to pursue either riches or poverty for its own sake, you know? Just, it should never be the primary consideration one way or another. So yeah, given where I am now I think we’re learning to be content in plenty. I just pray that we prepare ourselves so that we’re still content when/if we come to a place of want.