​Daily Bread

Joel Schmidgall

Today we make the transition in the Lord’s Prayer from talking about God the Father to talking about ourselves. But the prayer is a wonderful model of relationship. It starts with relationship building (Our Father), moves to character (Hallowed be your name) and progresses towards need (Give us daily bread). To seek God for daily bread is an act of trust. He doesn’t promise us weekly bread or monthly bread, but daily bread, so as to keep us cultivated relationship with Him. But the secret of this request is that bread is broader than bread. He is ultimately allowing us to bring our request for any need for provision. Whether food or relational or work. But at the end of the day He is a God who meets both physical and spiritual need. And he does so through the bread of life, not just a scrap that fills our belly. We invite you to seek God in this practical way along with us as we digest the middle portion of the prayer.