When praying for your daily bread, do you expect it to come? When it comes, are you satisfied? Jesus wouldn’t tell us to pray for it if it wasn’t coming, and no blessing from God falls short of perfection. He will provide for every need every day. All we have to do is ask.
Something amazing happens when we humble ourselves enough to get on our knees and cry out to an invisible person. We realize that He’s not just an invisible person, but our loving Father. As the Father, He knows how to give good gifts to His children.
Another facet of this: Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” Jesus also said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” So then, His food is doing God’s will, and our food is Him. We will be most satisfied by Him when we are in the center of God’s will on earth. We can both feed Jesus and feed on Him!
All I’m saying is, make your life a prayer. Do what gives God pleasure. Live in radical holiness, extreme generosity. Don’t be legalistic about it. Live out of love for Him! When you extend love to this broken world, you’re actually loving Jesus too. You’re feeding Him, visiting Him, binding His wounds. It’s not karma. His gifts to us are so much greater than we could ever hope to give, and when we’re faithless, He remains faithful.
He satisfies every desire when you seek first His Kingdom. When you’re truly satisfied, you’re grateful. Thinking of it that way, I think we the redeemed should be the most thankful people in the universe.
“You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the LORD your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.”–Joel 2:26