Rejoicing in the bread
Friends, home made bread is so good. Simple but sweet and satisfying to the soul. Bread is filling and savory to the mouth, and the smell of bread baking fills the room and makes the room feel like a well-put together home. Bread is just one thing that testifies of the goodness of God. Bread is also commonly referred too in the Scriptures to teach us about God's Word and the fulfillment we find when we trust in Him.
I want to share with you a few lyrics from a song I've been listening too lately called "Goodness of God."
"All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
I will sing of the goodness of God"
This Sabbath, I woke up and it took me a little bit to "get myself organized and together." I started with matcha tea and cooking breakfast because I've been working as a nurse the last two days, and I just felt like I was severely lacking good nourishment and energy. But then I just had this deep urge to make bread and so I did. I don't have the time to make bread very often, so as I started I just really savored the time I had to relax and re-focus. I felt like work has been stressful this week and I was complaining yesterday and the day before. But today, as I made bread and waited for it to cook, my heart was felt with deep gratitude.
You know friends, I believe strongly that our spiritual life will ebb and flow, there will be times when it's a hot, fury-filled fire. And other times, we may feel like we are just constantly falling. Yet the thing I find so beautiful and freeing about following Jesus, is the process, the journey, the destination... that as I look back I see His hand of faithfulness, goodness, and provision in my life. From the small things to the big things, His hand has never failed me once before. And while my spiritual life is far from perfect, or put together, the satisfaction of God and knowing Him is the most beautiful thing I've ever experienced.
And I also want to encourage you, that if you give your life to Jesus, you will trade in a less-meaningful life, and you will begin to find purpose, and joy, and fulfillment as you eat daily at the table of God's goodness.
John 6:51 "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall not thirst."
Psalm 34:8 "Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him."
Taste and see friends, let His praise flow out of our lips. May we slow down today, and may we savor the blessings in life that God has given us. What can you do today to rejoice in the blessings God has given you this Sabbath?