January 13 | Matthew 6:11
“Our daily bread give us for this day” (Matthew 6:11)Nine
You’re stranded on a desert island. What do you find first? Food? Water? Shelter? You must meet your needs if you want to survive. All those pictures of beautiful island beaches don’t seem so inviting now.
We can be driven by our needs. But our cares are important to God too. Just because we begin prayer by focusing on him first, greater than us and our problems, his kingdom and will being done on earth, we still talk to God about our concerns.
Jesus tells us to boldly ask God for our needs, our provision. When we ask for our daily bread, we bring the things we need to live every day to him. God knows we need them. And he is our Provider.
So we pray for our physical needs when we ask for our daily bread. But we also ask for Jesus and his presence with us today. Jesus is the Bread of Life, our Sustenance and Source. We live because he sustains us.
Our daily needs are not only physical. Our souls and spirits cry out to Jesus and he comes and dwells in us through his Spirit. God’s Word is also our daily bread. So we seek him for physical and spiritual needs.
Action Step: Seek Jesus and all he has for you today. God is your Provider. Don’t be afraid to ask anything. He wants to provide for and bless you. Ask for food, money, and everything you need. Ask for healing. He supplies above and beyond your needs.
Lord, you are all I need. You take care of every little thing in my life. You even conquer the big things. You bless me beyond measure and I am forever grateful for your provision. (Bring specific needs before the Father.)