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Day By Day (5 of 6)
HAVING OUR NEEDS SUPPLIED DAY BY DAY
1. THE INTEREST GOD IS SHOWING
A) God Calls Us His Children
B) God Cares For His Children
2. THE INVITATION GOD IS SHARING
A) Tell Him About Our Needs
B) Trust Him With Our Needs
3. THE IMPLICATION GOD IS STATING
A) The Boundaries Of God's Supply
B) The Blessing Of God's Supply
An old country fellow died and went to heaven. He was met at the gates of heaven by the gatekeeper, who said to him, "Before I let you in, you must take an exam." The old country fellow says, "Okay, have way. I just hope there are not many questions." "No, there are only three. The first is, what days of the week began with the letter T?" "The old country fellow replied, "Ah, shucks, that is easy. That'd be today and tomorrow." The gatekeeper smiled and said, "The second question is, how many seconds are there in a year?" The old country fellow replied, "Now that one is a bit harder but I would have to say twelve." "Twelve, how did you come up with twelve?" "There is January 2, February 2, March 2, etc." The gatekeeper scratched his head and said, "Okay, the last question. What is God's first name?" The old man replied, "That would be Howard." "Howard, why do you think it is Howard?" He replied, "Because the Lord's Prayer says, 'Our Father, which art in heaven, Howard be thy name.'"
As we continue looking at the occurrences of the words "day by day" in the Bible, we find them in what is often called "The Lord's Prayer." In this prayer the Lord is teaching us to pray and how to pray. The proper name would be "The Model Prayer," for the prayer gives us a model and guide in how we should pray and for what we should pray. John MacAthur says the Lord's Prayer "gives us a succinct but marvelously comprehensive outline of what true prayer should be."1
Someone has said that many Christians offer their prayers like sailors use their pumps -- only when the ship leaks. Another has sa ...
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