11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Jesus tells us that God will provide because He is our loving Father. We just need to ask and have confidence we shall receive from Him. In the same way God provided daily manna to sustain the children of Israel, God will also provide for our daily needs.
Jesus gives us an incredible promise:
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11).
God gives good things to those who ask Him. God will not only give but He will give generously and often beyond all expectations. After all, Jesus tells us that God will provide an abundant life to those who seek His kingdom first.
Kingdom vision produces Kingdom provision. These two go together. God’s provision is the fuel that keeps us pursuing God’s vision. Thus empowered and strengthened, we can persevere through all things and face life’s difficult moments with courage, patience and wisdom.
Worrying over our needs is a sign that we are not focusing on our Father. To worry over what to eat, what to drink and what to wear shows a poverty mindset and an orphan spirit. This fear of not having enough will not grow faith but actually robs you from enjoying God.
Unless we have given ourselves totally over to God, we will feel restless and frustrated and fearful. We need to realise our relationship with God is sustained by the generous character of God and His amazing love towards us.
Being nurtured by God’s generosity makes us generous people.
Like our Father, we become cheerful givers who give without holding anything back. Growth and maturity in our identity means that a life of generosity and true abundance becomes almost second nature. Then, in all that we do and say, we might better reflect our Father’s generous character and His call to live wholly for His Kingdom.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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