My daughter walks into the kitchen almost every morning and asks, “Can I have some breakfast?” This is her home. It’s breakfast time. She is old enough and capable enough to fix food on her own. There is even food in the kitchen. And yet, she asks this question almost daily.
After she asked it this morning, I thought about the words Jesus told us to pray to our Father in heaven, “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Jesus told us to look to the Father as our faithful Provider. He will supply all of our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Per Phil. 4:19)
We don’t have to worry or fret about our physical needs. In fact, Jesus specifically told us not to. We are God’s image-bearers. He will care for our physical needs so that we can pursue needs higher than those.
We just have to ask Him to provide for those physical needs, be grateful for and content with what He gives us, and be willing to move on and pursue the higher calling ahead of us. Our lives are about more than food and clothing. There is a much higher calling placed upon each of us.
After breakfast, it’s time to get to work.