Our Daily Bread

As I ponder the staggering number of people who will go without food today, I can't help but bow my head and give thanks for the daily bread on our table. My husband Aaron and I do our best to pray over our meal and give thanks to the Father for His many blessings. We don't always do it but when we do I feel such a greater sense of gratitude in my heart for the daily provision that fills our bellies.

As He spoke to the thousands on the Mount of Olives, Jesus taught us to pray the Lord's prayer. A portion of His prayer is..."Give us this day our Daily Bread..." Although I do believe He was referring to the blessing of bread and food on the dinner table, I also believe "Bread" meant so much more than something we eat.

Jesus said He was and is the "Bread of Life" and that anyone who comes to Him would no longer hunger.

Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).  John 6:35 

He promised for those who would trust in Him, an everlasting eternal hope and daily sufficiency. He promised a place to come and eat until you are full, with the fullness of life only He can give.

It was Bread that he broke when Jesus performed one of His greatest miracles!

And Jesus asked them, How many loaves of bread do you have? They replied, Seven, and a few small fish. And ordering the crowd to recline on the ground, He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
And they all ate and were satisfied. And they gathered up seven [large provision] baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over. Those who ate were 4,000 men, not including the women and the children. - Matthew 15:34-39

Bethlehem, which means "House of Bread" just happens to be the place in which the Lord Jesus was born. Since His birth He has been associated with daily bread, provision, life, and a place of fullness.

As I share recipes and you decide to make them, it is my prayer you will make them with gratitude in your heart for the Bread of Life - Jesus. And when you sit down to enjoy the meal, give thanks to the Father for His daily provision.

So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:30-32 

If you do not know Jesus and the salvation that only comes through Him, I encourage you to ask, seek and knock - for when you do He will come in and dine with you. Click here for more about how to become a Christian today!

Click here for an amazing sermon from Pastor Morris at Gateway Church regarding God's desire for YOU to be SAVED, healed, set-free, discipled, equipped and empowered to serve!! 

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