Well you’re reading this, so that’s like manna, and today I’m talking about prayer. When Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, one of the things he told them to say was "Give us this day our daily bread." Well you might be thinking, hey, bread is carbs, that's to many carbs. But when Jesus talks about bread he's talking about God's word. He tells the devil that "man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." You see daily bread is like the manna the Israelites got every day. And Jesus said, “I am the bread of life”, and of course Jesus is the Word of God. So it wasn't about carbs, it was about God's word, the Bible, Jesus.
Do you need a little Jesus every day? Well, we want a lot of Jesus. In fact, we want all of Him. Including in our prayer life the prayer for daily bread reminds us to that we need to be in the word searching for the wisdom of God. We need not only some oatmeal and brown sugar, we also need A bible buffet. A scripture soufflé. He was telling us to pray, “Lord teach me something new today.” When we pray we ask for all sorts of stuff, and God is our father, so we can. But one of the greatest things we can ask for is Wisdom. And where are we going to get some wisdom? Well, God's word of course. And God also put in to place a system where both faith and the wisdom of God is heard when we go to church. Seriously. I’m not just saying this because I’m a preacher, but check this out: Eph 3:10 "His intent was that through the church the manifold wisdom of God is made known" Remember from Malachi 3 – “that there might be food in my house….” You see, the food is at church. Uh huh. Daily bread. Bible. Church. Eat up.
The Living Word Bible Church - Jason Anderson