Give us this day our daily bread. Matt 6:11
What things do you need every day?
One of the first things I do in the morning is get a cup of coffee. I enjoy the taste of coffee and often think about tomorrow mornings coffee when I go to bed the night before! Yea, that’s pretty sad! LOL
I know a man that must have bacon and eggs for breakfast. It did not make any difference whether he ate it at 6am or 11am. If it was first meal of the day it was bacon and eggs.
The Lord Jesus taught the disciples on prayer and said to pray for “daily bread”.
I have written a Morning Thought at least five days a week for fifteen years. It is part of my daily bread.
There are days I get up and I’m tired, or rushed, or dry of any thought on what to write.
I read God’s word, my daily bread, and nothing comes to mind. I think to myself, “I need to write something. Someone is depending on this today.”
It may be your daily bread.
Whether it is or not, you should find yourself praying and reading God’s word for yourself.
Ignoring your daily bread leads to adverse affects on your life.
Jesus continued with His lesson by saying, “Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Matt 6:11-13
I could do without the morning coffee and the man could eat pancakes and sausage, and neither of us would have adverse affects.
But when you do without the daily bread of God’s word it cascades into a breakdown of your spiritual life.
You don’t ask forgiveness and don’t give it.
You are more apt to give in to temptation and sin. Then not ask forgiveness for it.
You become stuck in a cycle that’s easily preventable with a good helping of daily bread.