Give us this day our daily bread
With this statement from the model prayer, Jesus gives us the antidote to our modern American culture. I see two points here that apply to me and I’m sure there are others.
“Give us this day”. I’m not to fret about the past for there is nothing I can do to change it. I’m not to worry or focus on the future for it is in His hands. I’m to pay attention to today, this very moment. This moment is where I live, not in past hurts or future dreams.
“Our daily bread”. This is the antithesis of our culture. It’s a focus on the basics, the simple, the needs as opposed to the wants. Notice He says bread not feast. Much of our thinking and doing is based on how to get more. Bigger house. Bigger car. Better job. Better spouse. Super Sized everything.
Everything except a better me.
Jesus’call is to come to Him daily and be content with what He chooses to give me.