Daily bread

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

"As your days, so shall your strength be."
Dt. 33:25

I seem to see with fresh light, that it is vain to
expect to come to a certain state, when we shall
live by grace, constantly and spontaneously. The
desirable position is, to live in felt dependence
and emptiness--seeking constant renewings of
the Holy Spirit--to live by simple faith on Jesus.

Therefore, if I receive ever such large and fresh
inflowings of grace today, I must not think that
it is a stock for tomorrow; or think then to act by
this day's power, or walk by this day's light.

"Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto You
 daily." Psalm 86:3

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

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who
 daily bears our burdens." Psalm 68:19