O.k. So I just had one of those Doh moments (Homer Simpson for those of you who don’t know, not even sure if they still exist) Anyhow I was looking at the Matthew 15:26 (also found in Mark 7:27) where Jesus told the woman that it was not right to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs, talking about healing. Then instantly I was taken to what is referred to as the “Lord’s prayer” where Jesus in teaching his disciples how to pray states give us this day our daily bread. I really have not thought about this outline for prayer too much because of all the perverted teachings I have heard about it. I had been taught that this part was praying for our daily needs like food or any other provision, even including financial. But these teachings always conflicted with me because they conflicted with Jesus who had said to take no thought for these things but to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things, our needs, will be added unto us. But the Holy Spirit as usual put the connections together (He is just so awesome) in that we need to pray for our daily bread because we daily need to receive the health or quality of life that Jesus provided through his body broken for us daily. We are still existing in a mortal body that is subject to attack in this fallen world so we have the opportunity to daily receive the benefits of being a son of God in making sure this temple is kept healthy. There is no excuse for us as believers to live as victims in this fallen state since Jesus had sacrificed himself to ensure that we do not remain subject to the effects on sin. We are not sinners but saints and we are not to be sick but whole.
I know of some who daily take communion and though I had no real opinion about that one way or another I now see that this is a really neat way of actually honoring the Lord’s provision through his sacrifice and receiving this day our daily bread. Jesus the bread of life…. if I get any more excited thinking about it I just might explode