Daily Hungers, Daily Bread and Daily Satisfaction
“Give us this day our daily bread…” Matthew 6:11
I will never forget a message preached many years ago by my friend Rev. Bill Rogers where he said “The problem with life is that it is so daily!”. He went on to humorously remind us that our experience in this world is repetitive and often tedious but God’s provision fits our daily pace and God’s daily presence is enough to keep us encouraged and inspired one day at a time. He ended by saying “The opportunity of life is daily.”
As much as we may enjoy looking at our life as a long journey we must carefully plan and execute, life still comes to us one day at a time. One day at a time is the true rhythm of our lives and the right pace of living. We must adapt to this rhythm and pace.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
People who seek guarantees for their well-planned lives will find that living well daily is the only well-planned life. We must define what living well really is and repeat that daily. That is the plan.
Jesus tells us to spend no time worrying about tomorrow. Living well and confronting the evil of each day is enough to keep us busy. When we add the pressure of trying to make every day fit into our long term plan we are easily overwhelmed.
Jesus’ words “Give us this day our daily bread” take on more and more meaning as we accept the fact that God’s rhythm and provision for us is daily. “One day at a time” lives are in rhythm with reality.
As the sun goes down each day it is Jesus saying. “OK. Rest now and we will begin again tomorrow. I will take care of everything while you rest. I will be here ready to go when you awaken.”
Daily sounds better to me all the time.