Daily Bread… “Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty or riches, but give me only my daily bread.” Proverbs 30:8
Can we really make it successfully through life without the Lord’s loving leadership, compassionate comfort, and wise rebukes? Of course not! A life left un-tethered from holy reliance is aimless and only interested in fulfilling fleshy desires the world’s way. In contrast, a man or women with an appetite for the Almighty “hungers and thirsts for righteousness” (Matthew 5:5). There is an innate passion–born at regeneration– to engage everyday with a prayerful posture of dependency on your Provider in heaven.
Your dispenser of daily bread is totally trustworthy with a track record of giving to His children all that they need. Are you content with Christ’s daily provisions? Or do you still struggle with wanting to prescribe to Providence your wants and wishes? Peace comes when we receive His prescriptions for living and leave the unknowns in His hands. His part is to give daily bread and our part is to gratefully receive His daily bread.
When you live in-between affliction and riches you live in an authentic position to serve others. Most people can relate to your life when you are transparent about your own struggles, fears and successes. Leverage your dependency on the Lord as a model to lead others to love the Lord more than their life. Daily bread is an excuse to engage others.
It is your need for His daily bread that deepens your faith and broadens your influence. Therefore, wake up each day grateful for God’s goodness and the glory of His provisions. Am I satisfied with His daily bread? Do I feed off of faith in Jesus and faithful living? “I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread” (Job 23:10). His daily bread deepens your dependency on Him.
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
October 18, 2021
“Unity in Christ is spoken though the language of love and is facilitated by heartfelt prayer.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 18, 2021 I [Jesus] am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all [...]
October 17, 2021
“We live the Christian life in the same way we became a Christian, by grace through faith.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 17, 2021 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking [...]
October 16, 2021
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