Matthew 6:11 – Give us today our daily bread.
In the Old Testament, the priests were required to bake fresh showbread every day. The showbread spoke of His Presence. God’s presence was made flesh in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Bread that came down from Heaven. Jesus said to the multitudes, “I am the Bread of life; he who comes to Me will never hunger” (John 6:35). Eating of this Bread fills us up, eating of this Bread satisfies, eating of this Bread will sustain us when everything else seems to be lacking.
The Holy Spirit of God has come as the comforter. He is the one who indwells us. He is the spirit of the Father and of the Son. He is the one who supplies us with the spiritual food necessary for our daily existence. He is the promised “daily bread.” He feeds us with God’s Word, He releases God’s gifts through us for others, and He builds up our inner man so we might mature in the Lord. Whenever I turn to the Holy Spirit, He brings refreshment which cannot be compared to anything else in this world. The Psalmist expresses it like this, “Because Thy loving-kindness is better than life, my lips will praise Thee. So I will bless Thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name. My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips” (Psalm 63:3-5).
Allow the Comforter to have His full way in your life today. He has Bread for you right now that will nourish and sustain you. Every day, turn to Him and say, “Give me this day the Bread you have for my life. I ask for my spirit, soul, and body to feed daily upon the presence of Your life.
Father, You are my resting place. I feed at Your table and drink from Your cup. I want to thank You for being my source and supply. It is You that sustains me.