Monday, November 13, 2017

Our Daily Bread

God intends that our daily bread sustain us.  In being nurtured and filled we find joy.  Feasting on the fruits of the earth are amazing gifts.  It comes with toil, but the soil has to be prepared the right way to bear fruit.  It’s thrilling when we see this abundance used for the common good.  This in itself is an exceptional blessing.  Our bread is more than a meal, but every Word which proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.  An Indian spiritual master Sai Baba (1838–1918) taught, “Life is a song – sing it.  Life is a game – play it.  Life is a challenge – meet it.  Life is a dream – realize it.  Life is a sacrifice – offer it.  Life is love – enjoy it.”  Such descriptions fully describe the nature and scope of our daily bread.

Pureness of Living

A French sculptor and graphic artist Camille Claude (1864–1943) explained, “I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone.”  Why don’t we become lights of life?  Such gifts will fill our hearts with love.  By so doing we’ll head down the road with faithful souls as we traverse the earth.  These people know peace, and love by living in the security of Christ.  They are blessed saints not ensnared by the pleasures of the world.  They grow in glory, and don’t worry about superfluous things, but walk in the spirit as witnesses in our world.

Moving Forward

By being fed the right food we grow healthy.  In our daily walk we find beauty in our hearts.  We delight in provide for souls.  By witnessing, visiting the lonely and those locked away in nursing, and convalescing homes, we share our stories.  In these ministries we help the weak and feeble-heart, by bringing love into their lives.  As disciples we’re never concerned if some view our efforts as failures.  They know they are doing God’s work, laboring in the fields, for the welfare of the poor.  These people water the earth, plant seeds, and await the harvest.  With their efforts inseparable bonds are formed and nurtured with the less fortunate.  As architects of change they are able to form deep and lasting friendships.

Making Choices

In embracing people we face challenges, by being protectors of God’s creation.  Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948), a leader of India’s independence movement in British-ruled India, observed, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.  I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”  These are the souls who are the indigent that needs our help.

For food we ought to climb every mountain to make life livable for God’s children.  When we do, he sustains us with protection, and comfort.  We must therefore restrain from being tempted by worldly desires.  In our dreams we must trust God by living the best possible way.  And thank him for his blessings he provides us.

About everything we must give praise with thanksgiving to our Almighty God.  It’s he in his infinite wisdom that cares for us.  Glorify him, for his wonderful works.  In nature’s diversification he has given us choices, so imagine the faith, and trust he has in us.  

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