Give us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:11). Jesus instructed us to include this in our prayer. It suggests that we need the bread of God which is the Word of God daily. Every day. We need food to eat to live. Our body requires it. If you go long enough without eating natural food, you lack sufficient nutrition to function physically, mentally, and emotionally. How much more can we live without the bread of Heaven? Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” We need both. We cannot think we can live without the natural things that God provides for us like food, water, and oxygen no more than we can think we can live without the Word, living water, and breathe of God.
Like Jesus we ask give us this day our daily bread. Speak to us daily because we need you to survive. We cannot function physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually without your Word. Your Word is life God. It is living. Deuteronomy 8:3 speaks of this first. “And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” This was spoken to the Israelites while they were in the wilderness after they had been complaining about their circumstances and hardships.
There are circumstances in which God will remind us how much we need Him. We can think we are in control, we can think we have it altogether, we can think we know what we want or need, we can think that the traditional way of doing things is rock solid the only way because it is all we have known. But God in all His wisdom and majesty and preeminence shows us that at the beginning and ending of every day we live because He allows us to live. We live because His word gave us life.
The Spirit of the Father says, you will survive this that you are facing because you do not live by natural means alone, but you live by the Word that is living inside of you. But like anything else if you do not feed your faith and feed your spirit; you will starve. You will lack adequate nutrition to battle temptation, depression, loneliness, low self -esteem, low self-worth, etc. You cannot live off something you are not eating. Give your spirit the chance to live and prosper. Give your spirit something to fight with and stand against the wiles of the enemy and stresses or pressures of life with. You can overcome anything because Jesus the Christ, the hope of glory and resurrected King lives inside of you. You are the temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16) Take good care of your temple physically and spiritually. Give us Lord Our Daily Bread. God has provided His word. We just have to eat it. It is not up to someone else to feed us. Taste for yourself and see that the Lord is good. ~