Kathy — The prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread” is not a frugal request for bread crumbs to fight off hunger and poverty; rather it is an agreement with unlimited means for whatever is needed to walk out our purpose and bring glory to our Father. He knows not only what we are to accomplish and steward in our day, but also in our lifetime, and He also knows the provision and timing of portions necessary to do so. “Give us this day our daily bread” is deliberate agreement with our Father’s apportioning for life and purpose on a daily basis. That means if I need $5000 today so it will gain interest and be an exact amount needed forty months from now, that $5000 will be part of my daily bread today. As sons we steward relationships, money, circumstances, business and mandates. If we trust Father to apportion our daily provision, that provision will be neither limited nor wasteful, but I believe understanding this as a declaration of agreement will definitely blow our doors with the changes it brings to our lives. That prayer is agreement with (1) Father’s economy, (2) Father’s accounting and (3) Father’s agenda.
Kathy — Give us this day our daily bread. . . In a healthy father-son relationship, a son does not ask his father for enough food to be sustained for a day. (Matt.6:8 already stated Father is aware of our needs even before we are.) Give us this day our daily bread, more than a request, is a declaration of trust that our Father will decide the right portion, daily. Rather than a mere petition, it is a declaration of agreement when we realize that our Father already knows the portion of provision (physically, financially, circumstantially) that we need in our lives today, not just to survive but to be fulfilled and equipped and successful.
Melissa — How do you know if what you are hearing is God? Well, does it line up with His Word? For instance, murder and adultery… not God! Also, He trains you to hear Him. “The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.” (Proverbs 2:12) Sometimes we train ourselves to ignore the prophetic lifestyle because we “don’t want to be weird”. This really is an epic life we are meant to live—not fairytale or fantasy, but epic. Why epic? Epic is quite unlike fairytale or fantasy that denote magic, rainbows and butterflies, and other-worldly superhumans. “Epic” denotes work, grit, fight, humans living their destiny and winning. So, don’t ignore His training. Don’t ignore that relationship.
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May the Lord give you many heads-up notices about what is “coming down the pike” in the days ahead. May you be prepared at all levels by His leading, wisdom, impressions, inklings and words of knowledge. Jer.33:3,NLT—“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
Prov.4:24-27,TheVoice—“Keep your head up, your eyes straight ahead, and your focus fixed on what is in front of you. 26 Take care you don’t stray from the straight path, the way of truth, and you will safely reach the end of your road. 27 Do not veer off course to the right or the left; step away from evil, and leave it behind.”
Kathy — “Thy will be done on earth as in heaven” . . . (Matt.6:10). A son can choose to agree with His Father’s will whether he knows it specifically or not in any situation because he knows his Father and trusts his Father’s wisdom. A son/daughter can also pray this prayer of agreement because he/she understands the “givens,” those conditions, designs and circumstances that reflect his/her Father’s will.
Melissa — You are a representative of heaven during your lifetime. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9, Amplified)
As the people of God assemble today may they let their light shine so that others are encouraged and strengthened by the Light of the world (Jn.8:12) that dwells in them and may they let that light shine in the week to come wherever they go and whatever they do. Matt.5:16,TPT—“So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that your commendable works will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”
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It is the season for people of God to learn new languages that will serve them to be profitable to themselves and others. They will learn the languages of finance, politics, technology and diplomacy. The sons of Issachar knew what Israel ought to do for the times (1Chron.12:32). They knew the language of finance, politics and science. They were, therefore, profitable to their family, tribe and nation in the midst of what Israel was up against. There is an Issachar enabling for God’s people in this time of history. (martygabler.com)
Kathy — Thy Kingdom come . . . This is a statement of agreement that Father’s order and government should and is coming into manifestation, and that this earthly domain should reflect the Father’s. This is what a son prays when he/she understands the power of agreement.
From a spontaneous song Melissa sang:
“You don’t understand what a day can hold. With each breath you take things can change. You don’t understand what this day can hold. With the next breath you take life can change. With each step you take won’t you expect the impossible? Won’t you expect the answer? Don’t you understand that a day sits in the palm of His hand? With each breath you take life can change. So, won’t you get ready for the impossible at your door? Because each day sits in the palm of His hand and there’s nothing outside of His grasp, nothing too far for His eyes to see.”