Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread
By Chen

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We love talking about food!
Different stories & cultural differences about food
Car parks & other rooms negotiable EXCEPT kitchen which is an essential!

Double whammy: cooking oil increase; petrol increase

““This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:9-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From young we are thought to say please & may I. But here it says “Give us!”
Too demanding?

God come & build your kingdom
Our will takes 2nd place, God’s will comes 1st
God is holy, almighty & sovereign

Asking God to forgive our debts… our past
Asking for God’s future guidance & leading
When we pray like this, we affirm God is our source: the source of everything

Bread: everything necessary for the preservation of our life
We in Penang may find it difficult to relate as our rice container is always full & our larders are full too
But when we pray then we realise that our prayer has already been answered

God has provided for you

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Will you trust & depend on God?

We already know that all our needs has been provided long ago
A good father provides for his children
A God who takes care of all my needs & I don’t have to worry

Give us today; us referring to as a church & community
Give so we can share with those in need

“All the believers were together and had everything in common.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭2:44‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Faith if not accompanied by action is dead

There was a recent need for school going children who could not go to school
Church members stepped in to help

Markets around the world crashed recently when Trump was elected president & then recovered rapidly
People get worried over things that may not happen at all
Rest assured we have a God who takes care of our needs

“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

All your needs will be met & taken care of
Enjoy directly from God our provider
When we go to God we find our place is already written with our name & we don’t have to worry about our food
We just have to thank God

Our daily bread is not necessarily provision but can come in challenges for our good & His good

I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength
We need to learn to be content

“… give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭30:8-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬