God wants us to be rivers where His blessings constantly flow through us to others, and where there is abundance of life—not ponds that hold on to all we have been given and are not able to support others. Consider the richness of species that thrive on river beds compared with the relative lack of life in stagnant lakes. Life thrives when blessings are passed on. Prayer is a powerful method of passing on God’s blessings to others. Sandwiched in the middle of the Lord’s Prayer are your specific requests to God (supplication). The first request is for God to meet your daily physical needs: “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11, KJV). When you pray, it is important to recognize that the bread Jesus refers to is not only the food you eat each day. You are also asking God to give you more of Jesus (the Bread of Life) and a fresh deposit of His Word and His Holy Spirit each day. You are refreshing not only your body but your soul. When you have a fresh deposit of God’s Spirit, He will always lead you to where you will get your daily bread or He will arrange for it to be delivered to you. Also note that Jesus said you should pray by asking God to “give us this day our daily bread” not “give me this day my daily bread.” The use of plural is to encourage you pray for the needs of others, not just your own. In requesting your daily bread, you should be praying for others to get their daily deposit to meet not only their physical but their spiritual and other needs and be constantly asking God for how you can contribute to the needs of others. When you pray for the needs of others and also seek to share what God has blessed you with, God will always reward you in turn.
When you take care of God’s Kingdom business, the King will take care of you.
I pray God will give your life the richness of a river and not the stagnation of a lake.