Prayer & Fasting - Day 16
Devotions for Families
DAY SIXTEEN – “Wonder Bread”
“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11
Yesterday we learned that God is your Supply. If you trust Him to give you each day what you need, He assures you He will. The spiritual journey is a daily walk because knowing God is a spiritual relationship through Christ and in the Holy Spirit!
But there is more to this prayer request!
Jesus urges you to not only pray to God for your daily supply but also for your sustenance! The word “sustenance” is defined as “that which nourishes the soul and the body”. God’s supply keeps you living but His sustenance gives life!
Praying, “Give us today our daily bread” is inviting God to not only meet your physical need but to nourish your soul and your spirit as well!
When you pray this prayer to the same God who provided manna in the wilderness to sustain His people for over forty years, you are not only acknowledging your need but you are recognizing His endless supply! As Jesus reminded you earlier in this text, your Father knows what you need before you ask Him! But more than that He knows your need better than you do! He knows what you need at the deepest level of your being!
So, as you pray today don’t hesitate to ask Him for your daily bread! And when you do, expect to receive more than you are asking!
Do I trust God to give me what I need?
Am I willing to trust Him for what He knows I need?
Where do I need to be nourished today?
Heavenly Father, I need you to nourish me today! I thank you that you have given me talents and abilities to earn a living that allows me to sustain me and my family, but I need more than what I can supply. Feed my soul and spirit today with your Heavenly supply! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
By: Pastor Brad
Thank you Pastor Brad for blessing me with these devotionals!
I've never thought of this part of the Lord's Prayer as asking for sustenance and providing spiritual food for my soul. I've always looked at it as providing for physical needs. Amazing how you can say/read something many times and it mean one thing to you, then God uses someone in our lives to open up the scriptures and have it pierce your heart.
God bless you,