When Daily Bread Is More Than Enough

In keeping with our theme this week, I thought I’d share an blog my mom wrote for Changing Seasons last year, on our Daily Bread:

Most of us know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. We can say it with meaning in 35 seconds- and if we hurry, we might get it done in 15. (Go ahead, try it!)

In the past months the prayer “Give us this day our daily bread” has begun to take on a new meaning for me me.

Our daily bread- refers to a daily provision of what we need. Food, water, shelter, and relationships are a few things we might consider to be basic essentials. But beyond the basics, as I have prayed and asked for My Daily Bread, it has helped me begin to know God in a deeper and tangible way.

So, what does “Daily Bread” mean to me in 2010?
  • When life is demanding and chaotic, asking God for daily bread strengthens and sustains me for today. In this request, what I am really saying is “Please God, give me just what I need today. Don’t let me waste my time or worries about yesterday or tomorrow. Help me see where you are working in my life today.”
  • I am also learning to be satisfied with what I have today. Not concerned with what I’m lacking, not anxious of what’s to come, today, God is able to provide. Tomorrow is a day away.
  • God is our Father. He knows us and He cares about our needs and concerns. He has a plan for each one of us and He wants to satisfy us.
  • Each day, He will provide for our needs. It might not always be what we envision, but God is our Provider and I’m continuing to learn how to be satisfied with what HE wants for me and not necessarily always what I want from Him. One way or another, God will provide!
As I continue to persevere in this prayer, I have seen the stress in my life begin to dwindle. Not because my circumstances have changed, but rather, I am choosing to focus on today instead of worrying about what’s to come. Each day, I continue to find that God is a daily Provider who is ready and able to meet our needs today.
 
“And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 (The Amplified Bible)

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