Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.

This is not exactly my usual posts but I figured you my friends would find it in your hearts to forgive me for waking you up with my thoughts this small hours.

Those of us who celebrate the birth of Christ, I imagine we’ve all been doing similar things over the past couple of days. Church, singing, lots of food and drinking with family and friends. Those of us who live in the West tend to look forward to this break for our own individual reasons. For me this year, it is about having a very quite time with my very closest. I have endulged a bit on the food and drink front so am pretty wasted. Sorry, I’m going on a bit.

The thing thats being on my mind that I wanted to share is this; Life could be so simple and easy, if we really understood God’s purpose for us on this beautiful earth he created for us to take dominion over. I’m sharing my thoughts with you my brothers and sisters this morning, just to remind us that all God wants us to do is to focus on the simplest of things and he will take care of all the big stuff. As children of God we know we need to pray endlessly. Most of us end up stressing over what to say and how to say it in our prayers for God to hear us. Meanwhile God in his own wisdom has given us the most complete and powerful prayer there is. “The Lord’s prayer “. I was listening to a Gospel song on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and it sort of dawned on me that, perhaps the most powerful one sentence hidden in the Lord’s prayer could be this one, “give us this day our daily bread”. In other words, what we need for each day we live on God’s earth is all we need to pray and ask for. Where do we really take all the wealth we obtain? Really, what do we do with it? Absolutely nothing.

If we cannot reach out and share what we have with the weakest of God’s children, what does that really say about us? “Give us this day, our daily bread'”. This is the most powerful prayer God wants us to pray. If at any given time we have much much more than what could be considered our daily bread, we should give out the excess; share with those who are not as fortunate as we are. God has gifted all of his children with specific skills set. So your excess of daily bread that you could share with someone might not be food. It could be your skills. You might be a lawyer, a doctor, nurse, cab driver, window cleaning or a welfare support advisor like me. We are all very good at what we do and I believe we can change someone’s life by giving them a little bit of our time to share these gifts or skills that God has given us. This is how we obtain the resources we need in order to buy the daily bread we pray for. So I would encourage all of us to make 2016 a year to share our excess daily bread.

I just felt this message on my heart and I needed to share it. “Give us this day, our daily bread”, May his name be glorified always in all corners of the universe and in our hearts as we look forward to and begin 2016. Love you all.

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