Who is your provider? If in your heart its you, then you are probably living a life of anxious toil. Jesus invites us to a better way through prayer as we learn to entrust all of our needs on a daily basis into the care of God our provider.
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Life in the Kingdom: The Lord’s Prayer-Give us this day our daily bread…
March 23rd 2014 by Kasey Crawford
Today’s Passages: Matthew 6:7-13, Luke 12:32, Ex. 16:4, Deut. 8:3
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus is teaching a simple, yet very deep framework for understanding how to approach ______ of life with God in prayer.
“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11
The aspect of life Jesus is addressing is, who do we ________ ___ for our daily needs? Who is our _______________?
Can we entrust all the needs we have _______ day into his provision?
This is about a posture of heart that recognizes a ____________ ________________ on God’s provision.
Who is the provider in your life for all good things, each day?
If its You = ______________ _________
If its God = _____________ ____________
This aspect of prayer is a call to deeply live out our trust in God as a good father who provides and takes ___________ of his children.
“your Father knows what you need before you ask him…” Matt 6:8
“Fear not little flock, for it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32
Like a good Father, he _______________ in taking care of you.
This doesn’t mean there aren’t times of ______________ and times of _________. There will be both!
“Give us this day our daily bread” is not only an entrusting of what we need into the hand of the Lord’s provision, is also a surrendering of what we need into the hand of the Lord’s _____________.
It is a posture of prayer that allows God to not only provide what we need, but also ____________ what we need.
For example, when the people of Israel complained for the food of Egypt, God said: “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I’m going to test them to see if they’ll live according to my Teaching or not. Exodus 16:4
So, in God’s daily provision, he didn’t answer their prayers how they _____________ because God knew what they really _____________.
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3
God wanted to ____________ them that you don’t live on tasty food but on being ____________ to God.
Jesus echoes this way of praying which says: “God I am going to entrust the needs of my daily life to your care and wisdom, and where what you provide clashes with what I want, I am going to ask you to _________ my heart to line up with yours.” Put differently, “If a prayer is not answered like I want then I will rest in God’s goodness and while ________ for the provision ask: “what do you want to teach me Lord?”
Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom…
What is God saying to you? What are you going to do about it?
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