Posts Tagged ‘Lord’s Prayer’

(NKJV and KJV Scripture)

Give us this day our daily bread. – Luke 11:3

– “Behold, the days come,” says the Lord, “that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water – but of hearing the words of the Lord.” – Amos 8:11

The Bible is our living water – and our daily bread (John 7:38, lead verse).  It is where we get our faith (Romans 10:17).  If our souls are not receiving their sustenance from Scripture, then where?  What are we feeding our hearts with, and filling up on?  If not the justice and truths of the Word – first its spiritual milk, then meat (1 Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:14) – won’t our food be the junk and lies of this world?

Is our nourishment coming from its seemingly endless needs and wants?  Those God has already assured us He will provide – knowing what they are beforehand – so we don’t have to worry about them (Psalm 23:1, Matthew 6:8, Philippians 4:19, 1 Peter 5:7).  Or, manna from heaven – from which He can divide and multiply the most minutest of morsels – and feed multitudes with (Matthew 14:19-21).

Without partaking of God’s daily bread – our lives can become stale and stagnant.  We can start to stumble as they begin to crumble – and we trip over the very wreckage of worldly lives we built up for ourselves. Ones we may have thought would fill our souls once and for all.  But, we’re starving for satisfaction once again – food to ease the hunger pains in our hearts.

People all over this planet are suffering from physical hunger – much of it caused by famine.  However, there seems to be a greater drought – a spiritual one created by a lack of hope in many human hearts – and a sense of no way out.  As believers, our job is to put our hands to the plow – sowing seeds of salvation – and not looking back (Luke 9:62).

Our seed is God’s Word (Luke 8:11).  Our message is the Messiah – all of mankind’s only hope of being made partakers of His eternal and heavenly meal – a supper being prepared for those of us who seek out the poor, maimed, halt and blind (Luke 14:16-24). Blessed are we who do this, and who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God (Luke 14:15).

Our Father is long-suffering towards all – but He has limits (2 Peter 3:9).  The time is coming when God will send a famine in the land – a famine for hearing His Word (second lead verse).  And people shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north to the east; they shall run to and fro seeking it – and not be able to find it (Amos 8:12).

The clock is ticking closer to the midnight hour when our bridegroom in Christ returns (Matthew 25:6).  A heavenly banquet awaits.  Where there will be no more hunger or thirst – no pains of starvation, no parchment from lack of water – ever again (Revelation 7:16).  Let’s help others become partakers of eternal bread – before it’s too late.

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(Scripture from the NKJV and KJV)

– Saying “Father, if thou be willing – remove this cup. Nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.” – Luke 22:42

Jesus is praying here in the Garden of Gethsemane, just before being betrayed and arrested.  However, the Son of man is still asking for God‘s will to be done – as it had been all along during his time on earth (John 5:30, John 6:38).  It is the same for us every day – every time we pray (Luke 11:2).

Whatever happens in this whole wide world – or our own little ones each and every day, is going precisely and perfectly according to His plan.  To fulfill His purpose, for His pleasure alone – all declared by Him from the very beginning (Isaiah 46:10, Titus 1:2, Revelation 4:11).

There is never anything new to God under His sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). What has been is now – what is to be, has already been (Ecclesiastes 3:15). Our waking up each morning is according to His will – because of His judgement and His mercies (Zephaniah 3:5, Lamentations 3:22-23). If the Lord is willing each day, we live (James 4:15).

However, what He does is always perfect, right, and truthful – without any iniquity (Deuteronomy 32:4). It has to be – or what would qualify Him to judge us each day – or this world when the time comes (Romans 3:4-6)?  Would we want a Maker who made mistakes and missed things to determine our eternal destinies?

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