Able to Deliver

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Matthew 6:11 says, “Give us today our daily bread.”

God will provide! Ask Him, church! 

He’s aware of our need for food, drink and clothing. Each day we live is a gift from Him. He knows what every day will be like and exactly what we will need as we go about it.

Jesus is telling us in this passage to have faith that God will provide our needs for today. In Exodus 16, the Israelites trusted He would provide food for that day. God rained down bread from heaven in the form of manna. They were not to hoard for tomorrow, but rather trust that God would again provide the following day. For those who disobeyed and gathered too much, there were worms in their manna. Exodus 16:20 tells us it was really quite stinky!

Tell Him your needs for today, brothers & sisters. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Today has enough trouble of its own. You can trust Him. He is able to deliver, and He’s always right on time.

And there you go!

God's Name is Holy


Matthew 6:9b says, "...hallowed be your name."

Often when I pray I go straight into my “give me” list, but truthfully, God is to be hallowed or sanctified, set-apart from any other. So giving praise and honor to God should always come first in my prayer time.

For He alone is holy, perfect, and worthy of praise. Because of His perfection, He is the Giver of all good & perfect gifts.

So praising Him can come in song, or shouts, or quiet reflection of His greatness. Hallowed is His name! Someday everyone will acknowledge that Holy name. So let’s start today!

Praise Him! Praise Him! All you who are His. Praise His Holy Name!

And there you go!

God is our Father


Matthew 6:9a says, "This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven..."

Think on this. For those of us who are believers in Christ, God is our Father. Jesus taught His disciples the way to pray. He included that just as God is Jesus’ Father, so He is our Father. And though we cannot see Him in heaven, He is there with Jesus who is preparing a place for us. The Holy Spirit is now with us to show us how to live until we get there.

Isn’t it wonderful that our Father in heaven wants to talk to us and hear from us? Jesus has given us access to the very throne room of God. He tore the temple veil in two so we could enter the Holy of Holies, the place where God dwelt on earth.

Amazingly, that throne room now resides in our hearts and God, our Father, meets us there. It’s really too wonderful for words. 

And there you go!