Last night as I was laying in bed and before I fell asleep I felt comforted. Comforted by a good, good Father who loves us. I felt that He, God, is an amazing Father. A Father that wants to shower blessings of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and kindness upon us. And I was comforted.
This morning I woke up anxious, not certain what the day would bring and already having the feeling of over-extended myself. I had lost all feeling and notion of comfort, I had forgotten that in the household order, we have a Father, and the Father is the provider.
But, because I can remember, I remembered that He is provider and sought to silence my heart, and prayed those famous words, “Give us this day our daily bread.” More than one line in a prayer spouted out by wrote memorization, these words are a reminder to us that we are to ask for today and to rely on our Father to provide for today.
For today does not mean we shouldn’t have a plan to work hard, progress, build ourselves for the Kingdom — just relying on God day by day to provide. No! This is already rejected in Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians. For today simply means that in the work we do, we do our best to glorify God. Knowing that He loves us and will not see us lacking.
This is the promise of a GREAT Father.
I wrote a follow up to this article — Daily Bread: Part Two.