Can you imagine someone going on a trip in a car whose gas tank only held enough for one day's journey? Each morning before his trip began it would require yet another stop at the filling station. Imagine the consequences if the traveler decided he didn't want to bother with this mundane routine? He wouldn't get very far would he? So it is with us dear travelers; God gives us a daily supply of grace for the road we will travel this day. Whether we sense a heart of gratitude or not, as we fill our tank , it is still giving us exactly what we need. Our feelings are not part of the equation.
Charles Spurgeon supplies us with fresh fuel for our journey:
We cannot eat or wear more than the day's supply of food and clothing. Any surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief. One staff aids a traveler--but a bundle of staffs is a heavy burden. Enough is not only as good as a feast--but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy. Enough is all that we should expect--a craving for more than this, is ungrateful. When our Father does not give us more--we should be content with His daily allowance.
Beloved Christian reader, in matters of grace--you need a daily supply. You have no store of grace. Day by day must you seek help from above. It is a very sweet assurance--that a daily portion is provided for you. In the Word, by meditation, in prayer, and waiting upon God--you shall receive renewed grace and strength. In Jesus, all needful things are laid up for you. Never go hungry--while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy! Enjoy your continual allowance!
"Give us each day--our daily bread." Luke 11:3