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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Our Daily Bread

May 10

(Matthew 6:9-11 NIV) ""This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, {10} your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. {11} Give us today our daily bread.""

(Luke 11:1-3 NIV) ""One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." {2} He said to them, "When you pray, say: "'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. {3} Give us each day our daily bread.""

Self-sufficiency is a lie of the Devil that has morphed into a virtue in our culture today. It is one of the more prominent modern day idols, and spiritually speaking, it carries a killer virus. It causes us to become delusional, thinking that we no longer need God for our daily needs -- we can handle it just fine on our own. The attitudinal disease of, “I can do it myself”, starts at about age two and persists right on into old age. To treat this disease, Jesus, the Great Physician, prescribes a daily dose of prayer and petition. “Taking our medicine” is difficult for our independent spirits. We have to stop living in denial about our desperate need for God’s daily provision in life. "One day at a time" is more than just a saying for alcoholics and addicts. It is the essence of faith. God loves us when we come to Him with our hands held up, praying “Give us this day our daily bread.” Take your medicine! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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