“Supplying Every Need,” Day 8: Our daily bread

cover_graphic3I recently created a 14-day devotional booklet for my church called “Supplying Every Need.” We’re using it to prepare for our upcoming Stewardship Commitment Sunday on November 8. I will be posting a devotional each day between now and then. Enjoy!

Scripture: Matthew 6:7-13

According to a website, I have lived for 16,675 days as of this writing. I’ve never—not even one time—gone without my daily bread. Have you?

In fact, I never worry about my daily bread. I know I’ll be O.K. today. But what about tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year?

See, what worries me most is not my daily bread, but my monthly bread or even my yearly bread. I worry about possible problems far into the future. But notice that’s not what we’re supposed to worry about. Jesus says, “Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).

Our heavenly Father doesn’t promise to take care of us next year. He promises to take care of us today. And then, when tomorrow arrives, we can be sure that God will take care of us then, too.

Reflect for a few moments on ways in which your heavenly Father has taken care of you today. Spend time praising God for his faithfulness.

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