The prophetic life is lived day by day. The mercy and healing of the kingdom is new with each morning’s light, painted by angels on a brilliant pastel canvas for our enjoyment. Drink in the healing colors and delight in the sun that shines on the just and the unjust. All will eventually be put right. Salute the sun which brings us life in the infinite wisdom of the Father.
Day by day.
Step by step.
The earthly journey of our spirit is a wild road, full of twists and turns, foe and friend, downhill joys and uphill battles. The Holy Spirit takes our hand on the path as she heals us and builds us in wisdom.
Day by Day: The Lord’s Prayer
Jesus taught his disciples about living day by day. Take a fresh look at the famous “Lord’s Prayer.”
Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)
9 This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
Give us today our daily bread.
There is a lifetime of wisdom in this small statement. Especially here in America we tend to fret and build, we always worry about tomorrow while not living today, we building our personal savings account while our neighbor is cold and hungry. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Right now I am meditating on another facet of daily bread. In my own earthly journey, I struggle so much with joint pain. Day by day. Some days better, some days worse. I don’t know if I will ever find full healing on earth, or if my healing will be complete when I finish this race, step by painful step, running with swift shoes or crawling forward on crutches, to see the glories of the kingdom. Day by day my hope grows for the things unseen.
Sometimes the fear washes over me. Will I be able to work full time through the pain? Will people think I’m weak and hire someone stronger? Will my education and experience go to waste? Will I lose my hours, my job, and become homeless?
But for today I have a roof over my family, food in my belly, a boss who is letting me work through my physical restrictions. My Abba Father, is good to provide my daily bread, my daily healing, my daily needs. I can make it through today.
God will also provide all that I need every day of my future. I can make it through this race.
Day by day.
Are you struggling with fear or pain, my friend? God is faithful. The Holy Spirit is wise and caring. Jesus leads you on the journey of the cross to the kingdom. The completeness of Divine love holds you in open hands. Complete. Whole.
You are a child of the Universe and you are loved. You can hope in the kingdom to come while you appreciate the bread of today.
Day by day.