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Here's a thought, a quote, and a resource I wanted to share with you this Thursday.

Why does Jesus teach us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11)? Why does God want us to come to him frequently for what we need?

An old preacher (Dr. A. B. Simpson) said that we tend to want God to give us what we need in one great lump sum. “But it is not like that,” he said. “That would be very dangerous for us. If God just gave us all His glorious gifts of grace in one lump sum, we would be in danger of enjoying the gift and forgetting all about God.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones adds compares this to an earthly father who sets aside a large sum for his child. Rather than giving children the entire amount, he invites them to come regularly and draw on it.

“That is how God deals with us. He does not give it to us all at once. He gives it to us in installments. God is there in grace offering His guarantee, and all we have to do is to sign our cheques and present them. That is prayer, it is presenting our cheque, just going to God and asking Him to honour it.”

God wants us to learn to come to him regularly. He not only wants to provide for us, but he wants us to learn to trust him and love him as he provides what we need.

"Each day, though it bring its trouble, shall bring its help; and though you should live to outnumber the years of Methuselah, and though your needs should be as many as the sands of the seashore, yet shall God’s grace and mercy last through all your necessities, and you shall never know a real lack."

(Charles H. Spurgeon)

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Thanks for reading!

Darryl Dash
author of 8 Habits for Growth and How to Grow