Fresh Bread Every Day
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
─ Philippians 1:6
Tiffany was glad she’d texted her sister to remind her she was stopping by, so she’d leave the front door ajar. She gave the door a nudge with her foot and shifted the weight of the box as she stepped inside. “Mandy,” she called. “It’s me!”
“In the kitchen,” Mandy called.
Before Tiffany crossed the living room, the enticing smell of freshly baked bread, made from scratch, tickled her nose. “Oh no! Not Grandma’s fresh bread. I haven’t recovered from the holidays from all the bread I ate.”
Mandy smiled. “It’s for a bake sale at the kids’ school. I didn’t make any extra, so you’re safe,” she teased, as she took the kitchen items from her sister’s hands and began to put them away. When she turned back around, she noticed a serious look on Tiffany’s face.
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
“Oh, I was just thinking how busy I’ve been and how little time I’ve spent with the Lord since the holidays. This morning was the first time in a long time I took time to read my Bible, pray and sit quietly in the Lord’s presence. I’ve been missing out on my spiritual sustenance, and it’s affected my faith. I have less hope, less peace and seem to worry more when I don’t take time build my spiritual muscles. That’s the fresh bread I really need every day.”
Time in God’s presence, studying His Word, worship and prayer provide us with spiritual nutrition.
Today’s One Thing
Refuel your spirit. Make sure you set aside special time with Him every day. Start today.