Most mornings I read or listen to Our Daily Bread. The title of this post was the title of January 12, 2023, Our Daily Bread. I have this thing I do in the morning as I prepare myself to read or listen to ODBs message and scripture of the day. I read the title and then I lay my phone or Our Daily Bread aside and I ponder on the title and what it means to me, and I wonder how the ODB message will put this in context. I wouldn’t call it a game that I play, but I often wonder how closely my take on the title will align with the message and scripture of the day.
On this particular morning during my predawn devotion, I thought how every single second that passes becomes a part of our (his)Story. We know that everything that has happened up to that point is now a part of our legacy (the good, the bad as well as the ugly) and there is nothing we can do about it. But what about the present moment moving forward? How much control do we really have over the remainder of our story? Do we fear what that will look like? I mean we can plan and prepare with great intention for a fruitful and purposeful life, and yet there are no guarantees. Then I thought “but our chances of a fruitful and purposeful life are infinitely more conceivable if we include God in everything that we do.” Beginning at this very juncture, we automatically change the trajectory of the “rest of our story” by way of that inclusion.
As for my thoughts as it relates to the Our Daily Bread message of that day and corresponding scripture (Revelations 5:1-10), I was off the mark in that what John perceived as a distressing situation (the presence of a lion), the rest of the story revealed the (sacrificial) Lamb of God (our Savior).
Peace be with you.
Never stop until there is no more story to unfold. More importantly, there is no better way to start your day than with the Word.
“Every day presents another opportunity to hit the reset button on your life.” Charita H. Cadenhead