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Our Daily Bread

(Kathy Gabler) — “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matt.6:11). . . This declaration 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.  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.
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Broader Concept of Prayer

(Kathy Gabler) — While the most common understanding of prayer is an appeal or petition, I think The Lord’s Prayer illustrates a broader concept of prayer.  I see it as a prayer of alignment with God’s Word and will and character, or a declaration of agreement with God’s order and principles and intent.  If I viewed The Lord’s Prayer only as a petition, it would seem to be a formal format of how to properly ask for basic necessities.   While there is nothing wrong with that, I think there is more life in it and more relationship demonstrated in His model prayer.  This prayer takes on more dimension when it comes from a motive and priority to pray as sons who know and reflect their Father.
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Piecemeal or Bulk

His Kingdom has already been in effect, now is in effect and will be in effect always.  That contradicts that silent someday that would keep the Kingdom of God out of reach during our lifetime, or keep “righteousness and peace and joy” in His presence only a future, someday realization (Rom 14:17).  How messed up is it to think that righteousness, peace and joy are unreachable until you die?  That thinking would make “Thy Kingdom come” a death request.  Could we get any more perversely opposite to the heart of God than that?  Could we deny His New Covenant provision any louder than that?  If we think that His Kingdom (meaning His rule and His order) cannot come into earth now when we pray, is it any wonder that manifestations of His power show up piecemeal rather than bulk, or sporadically rather than continually?  Poor God.  When His stewards on earth think like that, they only accidentally stumble into agreement that opens the earth to God’s will in the now.

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God’s Redemptive Rule Extended

Handreaching1The following is an excerpt from a message by MARTY GABLER. (Marty is speaking at Kingdom Equipping Congress 2016 ** March 2-4. The theme is “Sons/Daughters of the Kingdom”.

We are instructed by our Lord to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” It goes without saying that (1) we are to expect that Kingdom to come as we pray and (2) we are the ones through whom that Kingdom is demonstrated. Creation is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God who have given themselves over to the redemptive rule of God and allow that rule to be extended through them.


MARTY GABLER is speaking at the Kingdom Equipping Congress.
KEC2016 March 2-4, 2016
Audio excerpt MARTY at KEC:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-26T13_27_21-08_00
More Info on KEC2016:
martygabler.com/kec2016/


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Our Daily Bread

Give us this day our daily bread. . . In a healthy father-son relationship, a son does not ask his father for BibleBreadenough 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.  This declaration 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.

(This is the eighth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Thy Will Be Done

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Thy will be done on earth as in heaven
. . . 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 can also pray this prayer of agreement because he understands the “givens,” those conditions, designs and circumstances that reflect His Father’s will.

(This is the seventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Praying As Sons“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page)


Kathy–a brief audio excerpt:
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-01T21_26_17-08_00