How does asking God for daily bread change our perspective on spiritual and physical needs? Pastor Brook Mosser teaches from Matthew 6:11 on how daily dependence upon the Lord fills us with contentment, trust, humility, and gratitude.
- What does asking God for daily provision teach us about contentment and trust in Him? (If helpful for discussion, consider the balance sought after in Proverbs 30:8-9.)
- The first three requests in the Lord’s Prayer focus on God and His kingdom. How do those petitions influence the way we pray for personal needs?
- How does God’s generosity in the gospel fuel our generosity toward others?
- Do you have any needs which you haven’t told your community about? Or, are there needs of any kind in your neighborhood? Share with one another and prayerfully consider how you can be a blessing.
How Does God Provide for Us?
Pastor Brook Mosser briefly explains the ways that God provides for His children.
“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.”
Kelli shares how God used Christian community to provide for her needs and teach her how to be a good steward of her finances.
Think about the reality that God is our true and ultimate food, wealth, and happiness. Because this is so, we can bring our needs to Him in trust and satisfaction.
Pray that your community, our city, and the world would reflect God’s intended order, both in terms of social and economic flourishing as well as in terms of justice and peace.
Pray that God would bring an end to ways the poor are exploited in business, trade, and labor. Are there ways that the Lord might be calling you to be involved in helping the downtrodden, whether at a local or global level?
Ask God to make us a generous church, so that we may gladly share with brothers and sisters who are in need.
Ask God to make you aware of what your true needs are. Consider how the Apostle Paul confidently said in 1 Timothy 6:8, “If we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”
Pray for the poor in your community, that they would have enough to eat as well as safe shelter. Are there ways God might use you to help provide for these needs?