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"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

Do you remember the commercial? A young, vibrant man is awoken by the bright, sunlight coming through his bedroom window. He sits up in his bed with a dazed look until he lifts his nose to catch a pleasing aroma in the air.

He wraps his robe around him, puts on his slippers and goes downstairs to see his lovely wife who has finished brewing a pot of coffee. He kisses her on the cheek and she hands him a steaming, hot cup. He takes in the wonderful aroma once more before putting the cup to his lips and taking a sip. He puts the cup down and gives a smile of great satisfaction. The music is cued and then you hear the words "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!"

Now . . . let's rewrite this scenario as it should be!

A young, vivacious woman wakes up due to the bright sunshine her heavenly Father used as a natural alarm clock. She says a quick prayer of thanks recognizing that her Lord kept guardian angels of protection around the family residence. She knows God also allowed her to rise with her right mind and the exercise of her limbs.

She nudges her husband who looks up at her, half groggy, but with recognition that he and his life partner have been extended another day. They put on their robes and go downstairs to the living room. They sit in their chairs with their respective Bibles in hand. She reads "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," from Philippians 4:13. He reads "For with God nothing shall be impossible," from Luke 1:37. They then join hands, kneel and pray.

No music is cued. But if it was, and words were sung, perhaps you would hear: "The best part of each new day is reading God's Word and kneeling to pray."

May you be blessed!

Andrae P. Crismon, Sr. is the pastor of Higher Ground Worship Center, Church of God in Christ, in Murfreesboro and the author of "Lord, Keep My Mind Clean: A 31 Day Devotional & Accountability Journal."

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