Matthew 6:11 - Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.
Matthew 6:11: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.
Matthew 6:11 (KJV): Give us this day our daily bread.
"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread."
What a statement of trust! Whatever you want me to have is
all I want. Some days the plate runs over. God keeps bringing out
more food and we keep loosening our belt. A promotion. A privilege. A
friendship. A gift. A lifetime of grace. An eternity of joy. There are times
when we literally push ourselves back from the table, amazed at
Gods kindness. You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of
my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup fills with
blessing (Psalms 23:5).
And then there are those days when, well, when we have to eat
our broccoli. Our daily bread could be tears or sorrow or
discipline. Our portion may include adversity as well as opportunity.
This verse was on my mind last night during family devotions.
I called my daughters to the table and set a plate in front of
each. In the center of the table I placed a collection of food: some
fruit, some raw vegetables and some Oreo cookies. Every day, I
explained, God prepares for us a plate of experiences. What kind of
plate do you most enjoy?
The answer was easy. Sara put three cookies on her plate.
Some days are like that, arent they? Some days are three cookie
days. Many are not. Sometimes our plate has nothing but vegetables -
twenty-four hours of celery, carrots, and squash. Apparently God knows we
need some strength, and though the portion may be hard to swallow,
isnt it for our own good? Most days, however, have a bit of it all.
Vegetables, which are healthy but dull. Fruit, which tastes better and we
enjoy. And even an Oreo, which does little for our nutrition, but a lot
for our attitude.
All are important and all are from God.
The next time your plate has more broccoli than apple pie,
remember who prepared the meal. And the next time your plate has a
portion you find hard to swallow, talk to God about it. Jesus did. In
the garden of Gethsemane his Father handed him a cup of suffering so
sour, so vile, that Jesus handed it back to heaven. My Father,
he prayed, if it is possible may this cup be taken from me. Yet
not as I will, but as you will (Matt. 26:39).
Even Jesus was given a portion he found hard to swallow. But
with Gods help, he did. And with Gods help, you can too. [Max
Lucado Daily Devotional at maxlucado.com]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: