This web site has been delivering daily bread to our readers since 1/1/2016 (daily in 2016 & 2017, and six days per week in 2018). Today’s post is number 836 and so far there have been 49,279 page views (add one more for your viewing)! God is good!!!
The primary reason for creating this site was to facilitate Christian spiritual growth with the mindset that we grow through daily habits. We grow through prayer and allowing God’s word to penetrate our every thought, decision, and action.
Give us this day our daily bread, (Matthew 6:11)
Seven words, a request that sounds simple, yet it speaks volumes about who God is. He is our sustainer, the ultimate giver.
A few days ago I was feeling down and overwhelmed, then a friend spoke some unexpected words of encouragement to me. It wasn’t like “nice job on that project”. It was out of the blue, unrelated to existing topics which is why I so deeply appreciated it. This act of giving changed everything in a single moment. It lifted my spirits and corrected my attitude. Ultimately I saw this situation as sustainment, as the bread my heart and soul needed at the perfect timing.
Today I am thankful for Jesus showing us how to pray. For God being an interactive God, seeking relationship with us. He wants us to talk to him, to ask him to meet our needs. He wants to show us that we can trust him and lean on him for everything; for each breath, for each morsel of food, for salvation, for eternity with him.
Forgive me Lord for taking so much for granted. Thank you for sustaining us physically and spiritually. Thank you for friends and family who speak out of love and encouragement. Thank you for speaking to us and thank you for being patient with us. Thank you for our daily bread. Amen.
I’ll close with a few verses from Psalm 74 as it has a beautiful and poetic description of God as king, savior, creator, sustainer, and ruler…
12 Yet God my King is from of old,
working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13 You divided the sea by your might;
you broke the heads of the sea monsters[d] on the waters.
14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
15 You split open springs and brooks;
you dried up ever-flowing streams.
16 Yours is the day, yours also the night;
you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
17 You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
you have made summer and winter. (Psalm 74:12-17)