Not my words…but beautifully said and quite nourishing…ENJOY: A Different Kind of Bread

10 Jan

A Word for the Day: A DIFFERENT KIND OF BREAD
At the beginning of a new year there is much talk about losing weight and dieting.

Many diets stress the need to cut out carbs one of which is bread.

This has been shown to be beneficial in weight loss. They have also found that bread can gradually be reintroduced back in moderation after your goal has been reached.

There is a bread however that is quite beneficial to us.

Jesus used natural things to help us to understand some very important spiritual truths and laws.

Spiritual laws are often quite different from natural laws.

Bread in the Bible refers to Jesus and the living “Word of God” (John 1:1-5). It is the thing that sustains us and keeps us strong. As we eat it we grow spiritually. As we digest it and put it into practice it becomes what we live by.

Jesus addressed this very topic as he spoke of natural bread which perishes- comparing it to spiritual bread.

John 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveith you the true bread from heaven.

33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven and giveth life unto the world.

34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us THIS BREAD.35- And Jesus said unto them, I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

verse 48- I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE.

And so while we may need to slow down on natural bread, we need to get as much spiritual bread as possible.

While eating an abundance of natural bread may cause us to grow in the natural in a negative way; eating spiritual bread helps us to grow in a positive way which produces life.

We may need to say “No thank you” to natural bread, but we truly need to say “YES”, PLEASE PASS THE BREAD FROM HEAVEN.

Affirmation: Dear Lord, please continue to give us a heart to receive You as our Lord and Saviour. Help us to have a hunger for your bread- the Word of God. And as we digest your Spirit and your Word continue to help us to gain abundant life- in this world and in the world to come.

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