Jesus teaches us to pray: “give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).
Our Daily Bread: not necessarily the physical and practical things we think we need (though sometimes this is true), but the Living Word of God that feeds our heart, encourages our faith, and sustains our spirit.
I received tremendous encouragement from this passage from my daily Bible reading plan two days ago. This morning, it provides for my spirit in ways I had no idea I would even need then. How truly He has provided Daily Bread for me:
“The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the Lord rescued you with such a strong hand from your slavery and from the oppressive hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. (emphasis mine) Deuteronomy 7:7-9 (NLT)
The Word of The Lord.