Our Daily Bread- Each Day
- READ: Matthew 6:5-15
Give us this day our daily bread. —Matthew 6:11
In 1924, a boy named Johnny, who loved to play basketball, completed the
eighth grade in a small rural school. His father, rich in love but short on money for a graduation gift, gave Johnny a card on which he had
written his own 7-point creed, which he encouraged his son to start
following daily. Three of the points were: Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible. Make each day your masterpiece. Pray for
guidance, and give thanks for your blessings every day.
Jesus, in what we often call the Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13), taught us to
approach our heavenly Father each day; it’s not something to be said
once and forgotten. Through it we offer God praise (v.9); seek His
kingdom and His will (v.10); trust His provision (v.11); and ask for His forgiveness, power, and deliverance (vv.12-13).
Throughout his life, Johnny sought the Lord’s strength to live each day for Him.
He became a three-time All-American basketball player at Purdue
University and one of the greatest college coaches of all time. When
Coach John Wooden died at the age of 99, he was honored most of all for
his character, his faith, and the many lives he touched.
By God’s grace, may we make each day our masterpiece for Him. —David McCasland
Heavenly Father, thank You for the blessing and
privilege of being able to drink deeply from Your Word.
Give me guidance as I seek You. I want to know You
and to have my life bring a smile to Your face.
Commitment to Christ is a daily calling.