"That Man does not live by bread alone"Deuteronomy 8:3
Today here in New Hampshire it is chilly.. yup it's June 7th and I believe around 58 degrees.. yesterday it was a balmy 61... we are fast approaching SUMMER and I can't believe the temps.. or can I.. it is New England after all where the weather can change with in minutes. With today being my day off I have lounged around a bit and have been in deep thought about how I want to spend my day. Baking came to mind. I love to bake... Ü But doing Weight Watchers.. baking can be scary...!! So I think today I will bake a loaf of bread.. because I KNOW that what I bake today.. will be gone tonight!
"Jesus took bread, gave thanks" Mark 14:22
Today I am thankful for
*One week of school left
*the visitors that will come
*that God has been good
*The Bread of Life
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35
"I am the bread that came down from heaven." John 6:41
These two verses are powerful. Jesus is the bulk of life....He is the truth .. He is the way.. if we CHOOSE to have a relationship with HIM we will never hunger for anything of the world... we will never thirst for anything of the world other than the knowledge of HIM!
A TRUE believer will NEVER EVER grow moldy and have to be thrown away.. as if a loaf of bread that has been sitting on the counter for days that was forgotten... Jesus PROMISED us that we would not be forgotten in the last days... That when we die that we will be brought up to heaven to live with HIM! Death CANNOT and WILLNOT destroy the life that Christ Gives!!! How AWESOME IS THAT!!?
The more you take the bread of Christ and soak it in his word.. the more you soak up the knowledge of His LOVE and sacriment for you.. "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink" John 6:53-54
Christ was the crucified one...He is the source of life... Unless we acknowledge that He died on the cross for our sins and that He is the ONLY true way into heaven.. we can not feel full with this great offering that He and ONLY He has given us!
Bread has always been a sign of comfort for me.. I know that doctor's and nurtrisionists will say that it's a carb addiction... humanly.. it is.. but for Christ it's a Godly addiction. I love nothing more than homemade bread that has popped out of the oven and lathered with REAL butter.. every bite you take the butter drips down your lips and on your chin.. and sometimes on that brand new shirt... but while enjoying the bread nothing else seems to matter.. you mind is cloudy and in love with this heavenly taste.... In time of prayer and devotion.. shouldn't we feel the same with the "bread" of Christ... shouldn't we close everything out and let His words drip out of our lips, down our chin.. and possibly into our hearts? I know I want to try to do this MORE.. I want to truly enjoy BOTH loaves of bread.. one bite at a time.. and savour every moment with both.. because before you know it.. both come to an end.. and where will you be when the bread of "life" comes calling?
I wanted to share this Christian Artist with you.. this is actually the FIRST Christian CD that I purchased in my life.. as silly as this might sound I couldn't get enough of this mans voice... and the blessings that he has with words.. many nights I stayed awake nursing my son 11 years ago.. I would pop this CD in and listen away.. I was being FED the BREAD through one of Christ Special Children... His music is extremely powerful yet relaxing ( which is one of the reason's I chose it while nursing)... His name is Steve Bell and he comes from Manitoba Canada... I've seen him live and he's even more amazing!! Check out his web-site to learn more about him.. he has come a long way.. and is an amazing artist!! if you get a chance listen to his song JENNY.. it's beautiful yet heartbreaking.. his sister had lost her child.. and he sang about that lost from an Uncle's point of view... grab tissues....!!