Here is my thought for the day. A simple quote by a Christian pastor named Chip Ingram about Daily Bread really got me thinking some deeper thoughts than “what’s for dinner?” and “I gotta get this project done for my boss by 5!”
So, I created a photo quote out of it to hang next to my computer – which also happens to be perfectly sized for a Facebook Cover (if you feel so inclined to use it).
Quite frankly, I’m pretty sure I’ve been “burning my daily bread” for years.
But, thankfully, God is not only patient, He’s an optimist and keeps giving me more ingredients.
When you think about it, every day is an opportunity to “bake something new” with our lives. We can bake something cruel or kind. We can bake something hurtful or helpful. We can bake something negative or positive. We can bake something destructive or uplifting.
There’s going to be days we make a mess.
Just like baking, there’s a lot of trial and error in living. Hopefully, we learn a thing or two, and we move on.
Some days might simply be about creating “basic sustenance” for survival.
We get through those days.
Other days, we might have the experience and strength to create something really special and delicious – even gourmet – from the minutes and hours and opportunities we’ve been allotted.
We are often encouraged to ask ourselves the question:
“Am I ready to let my actions be a reflection of my faith in God?”
That is certainly important.
However, I’d like to propose we re-frame the question from time to time to:
“Am I ready to let my actions be a reflection of God’s faith in me?”
Food for thought.
What will you do with your ingredients today? – MoSop