But do we just sit and passively wait for His provision? Or is there something we are required to do in order to enjoy His supply? The Bible answers these questions for us. God fulfills His promises when we do what He requires.

The Bible says, “Ask, and it will be given to you…”; “Therefore, pray…”; “Give us this day our daily bread [food]…” (Luke 11:9; Matt 6:9,11).

This is the simple thing God requires: “Ask and you will receive.” Do not waste time on worry; instead, take time to ask!

Is God saying that if we do not pray we will not receive? Yes, He is! “Ye have not, because ye ask not” (Jas 4:2 kjv).


Jesus said, “…My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34).

What does this mean? Just as the hunger of the body can be met only by eating a meal, the hunger of the heart and soul can be met only by doing the will of God. We can do God’s will only when we know His will.

Our Father has a plan and purpose for our lives which we discover as we pray, and as we study His Word. Knowing His will is part of the “daily bread” for which we pray.

The key to knowing God’s will is to ask for it – and ask for it every day. Then trust Him to lead you in it.

That is one way that God will work everything together for His good purpose in Christ Jesus. His primary will for each of us is to make us more like His Son. So nothing will be lost; nothing will be wasted (Rom 8:28,29).

You may not always realize what part of God’s good purpose was fulfilled in a given day. It may have seemed like just an ordinary day. But give God time to bring forth His harvest. It may take a week, or a year – or even half a lifetime. However, there will come a day when we realize, “Jesus led me all the way; He was with me and sustained me. He has worked all things for good!”

Give each day – and your life – to God. Order each day before Him. Joyfully ask God for the daily bread of His will for you – and be at peace!