Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Not Just Bread"

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

A few days ago we talked about how that Jesus did not intend for the Lord's Prayer to be just something that we memorized and can quote or recite.  It was given to us as a model prayer and as a prayer to be applied to our lives in our relationship with the Lord.  That prayer is so rich and says more than what we read on the surface. 

Take the part that says, "Give us this day our daily bread."  When we think about the Lord supplying our daily bread, we usually think about Him giving us food for the day.  But it goes much deeper than that.   

The Bible says that "healing is the children's bread".  Jesus broke the bread and gave it to His disciples and told them to eat it because it represented His body that was broken for them.  The Word is also symbolized as bread.  Jesus Himself is the Bread of Life. 

So, when we pray the Lord's prayer-- give us this day our daily bread-- we are asking the Lord to provide our daily food so that our bodies can be nourished.  We are asking Him to give us healing today so that our bodies will be healthy and we can do what He has called us to do.  We are asking for the Word to strengthen our spirit man so that we can live in victory.  And we are asking to partake of a deeper relationship with Jesus daily.  As I pray the Lord's prayer in my own life, I am now asking for my daily food, physically and spiritually to be provided.

Have a great day.  Give me my daily bread-- physically and spiritually.  

Scripture References:    
Matthew 15:21-28; 4:4
John 6:51; John 1:1,14
1 Corinthians 11:24

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