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Daily Bread

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“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11

So often we quote this particular verse of the Lord ’s Prayer and run right past the deeper meaning. I’ve read it over and over myself and even quoted it, but the other day I began to see something deeper in these 7 important words.

All too often I think we get lost with the sight of the trees and actually miss the forest in front of us. We can get so conscious of the needs that are coming up that we miss God’s provision for the here-and-now, today. Isn’t that what the Lord was talking about in this verse? He didn’t say ‘give us our weekly bread’; He said ‘give us our daily bread.

What is the daily bread? It is your provision(s) for that day. It’s the same concept and truth that God gave the Israelites when He provided manna for them each morning. It didn’t last overnight. They had to gather it each morning and it was their daily bread. Those who tried to gather more and keep it longer found they ended up with none, zilch. God didn’t give the next day’s bread the day before it was needed.

Today’s bread is not meant for tomorrow. God wants you to live today and not worry or be concerned about what will take place tomorrow. He doesn’t want you to worry about your provisions because He’s well able to supply just what you need when you need it (Matthew 6:34).

One of the meanings of the word “give” is to bring forth. When you pray for God’s provision, you’re acting in faith on God’s faithfulness, what He is able to do. It’s not demanding that God do something but in faith declaring that He is able to bring forth His provision(s) to you.

No matter what you face today or is on the horizon “tomorrow”, be assured and rest in the fact that your provision through God’s Grace will be there when you need it. There is no need to worry because worry is declaring the lack, not the promised provision. Know that God’s grace supersedes worry and provides rest when you trust Him in providing, bringing forth your daily bread.