Last night after our pastor relayed an outline of the mission he just returned from, he challenged us to rely on God for our daily bread. I thought I’d talk a little about that here. I want to preface by saying I’m not a good theologian. I haven’t been to seminary to Bible college like many people I know and communicate with throughout a normal day. So, my thoughts and observations are almost as base as you can get.
Daily bread. The children of Israel depended on it during the exodus out of Egypt. The woman who fed the prophet what she thought was the last of her meal depended on a daily blessing of meal from God lest she and her son die during the famine. The woman whose child was possessed relied on “the crumbs that fall from the master’s table”. The deciples were taught to pray “give us this day our daily bread” by Jesus.
How many of us actually acknowledge a reliance upon God for our daily bread? We do, in actuality rely on Him, but do we think about that on a daily basis? I rely on my car to get me to work daily, but I don’t daily say “man, my car brought me to work again. Thank you car!” The same way, I personally am neglectful in thanking God daily for the necessities of life, for awking yet another morning, for making sure there is food for breakfast. Sure I bought the food, but God made sure I had the money for it. I forget to thank God on a daily basis for the blessing of salvation, for the gift he gave on the cross, for the hope of my eternal soul.
Shame on me.