Friday, May 29, 2009
Each time I eat a sandwich with bread, I remember Jesus. I remember Jesus' prayer, "..give us this day, our daily bread.." I seek Him to bless this day, or give me my needs, or give me the necessities of life, give me this, give me that... And before I know it, I have a huge "to-do-list" for God with just the simple words of, give me my daily bread.
I've been stuck on the life, death and resurrection of Christ lately. God has really been revealing Himself to me in many ways on this subject matter.
God revealed Himself to me through my dad last week at the hospital.
God revealed Himself to me through my mom while we wrestle with what we can do to help dad.
God revealed Himself to me through my aunt and uncle as we work to provide for my parents.
God revealed Himself to me through each and all of our pain and suffering.
We may just say these simple words, "give us this day, our daily bread," I think there's something more to this. I think Christ was saying I AM THE bread of life and when we pray, pray that we will eat of My bread, daily. In other words, we ask, "Give us this day, Jesus.." Give me You, Jesus, the bread of life that was broken for all of humanity. Make our brokenness, complete! Fill me with the life of Christ.. Fill me with Your Spirit.. So that I will never go hungry.
Pray with me: "Father in heaven, holy and righteous is Your Name. For Your Kingdom has come and let Your will be done in my life and on earth just as it is in Heaven. Today, live inside of me and give me new life, breathe in me fresh Holy Spirit. Give me the life that is only found in You, Your daily bread. Forgive me of my wrong doings as I forgive those who have done me wrong. Save me from the trials of this life and deliver me from the evil one. May the Kingdom, the power, the glory be Yours, forever! So be it!"