Friday, March 12, 2010

Give us this day our daily bread

Why not weekly, monthly or yearly?

Daily is very short-term planning. And yet, contrary to conventional wisdom, it seems God wants his children to resist planning their futures.

He taught his people to have a daily mentality in Exodus 16:4, "Then the LORD said to Moses, 'I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way, I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions," which Jesus reiterated when he taught his disciples to pray "give us today our daily bread"...

How often are we preoccupied with future needs that we miss God's voice. Instead of trusting Him, we take matters into our own hands and miss out on things that matter to God and ultimately ourselves.

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