The Heart Test (cont.) Mathew 6:11
Give us this day our daily bread
Our Father's Prayer is not just a prayer recitation, it's an attitude of the heart which pleases the father.
"Give us this day our daily bread," meaning the father gives his children a voice to petition Him for physical provision while they wait for Him to return in this temporal life.
One of the greatest characteristics of a father is his ability to provide for his children no matter where they are in life resulting in the child's confidence and/or attitude in their father’s ability to provide for them.
Being that we are creatures of habit, desiring independence rather than dependence on the father, we have the potential to disconnect when the pressures of life are nonexistent; but thank God the Father knows best and His desire is to affirm us as his child every day!
This principle is clearly seen in the life of the Israelites as they journeyed through the wilderness for forty years. They would trust God in hard times and threaten to leave him when the pressure was lifted, which was actually never.
They never got the lesson the father was teaching them, that they couldn't live off of yesterday's faith, that every day their heavenly father wanted to affirm them as His own; that He could provide for them no matter where they were in life; and they could trust and not doubt that:
1. They belong to God
2. To know how much He cared about them and
3. He was able to meet all of their needs!