Pamper is today’s prompt from The Daily Post. Cambridge Dictionary tell us that pamper is a verb which means to give someone special treatment, making that person as comfortable as possible and giving them whatever they want. If someone can pamper others, so do God.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (From Matthew 6:9-13, NKJV)
As the most popular prayer, The Lord’s Prayer (above) gives us good example what is the primary need of everyone reflected on the first line of the devotee’s request for himself: foods. Lord Jesus can pamper our need of foods, giving our daily bread (or any other foods) so that we can have a comfortable life. After our primary need is fulfilled, our devotion could begin with asking forgiveness by forgive others, and finished with the holy war against evil temptations.
It’s good to start our daily devotion in good condition. So make sure to eliminate your hunger if it is exist and potentially reduce your focus on devotion to God.
This morning I enjoy the music ministry by local church here. The band play music enthusiastically, in my humble opinion they are devoted to God to serve Him through music on morning service. I think that they must be preparing it for days. Perhaps they recite the songs several times. But I wonder what is their source of energy. They looked so energized. I just think that for the musicians, playing music with passion for their Savior is their daily bread.
Whether in hunger or fullness, just start your prayer: Give us this day, our daily bread. Let God fulfill your daily needs, so that you can fulfill your mission.