Focus upon God (REVERENCE), defer to His will (RESPONSE), and now we can come to our REQUESTS.
"Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." Matthew 6: 11, 12 (HCSB)
Notice that Jesus gives two requests - one is physical, and the other is spiritual. God wants us to trust Him for our physical needs. We become so centered on our personal needs that we often do not succeed in fulfilling God's mission for us. We should trust God, He will not let us down. Matthew 6 later talks more on this subject - Matthew 6: 33 (HCSB) states: "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you."
The second area of requests is about our spiritual side - forgiveness. We need to daily remember that even though we have eternal life, it doesn't mean that our sins are not important. As we remember who we are sinning against, we become more attuned to keeping a clear conscience with Him. And, we are to forgive those who have committed sins against us - "For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well. But if you don't forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing." Matthew 6: 14,15 (HCSB).
Today, focus upon God, defer to His will, and seek Him to provide all you need in all areas of your life.
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