I skipped toasted seed bread this morning, my Lenten sacrifice.

Yet when I felt God calling me to say “yes,” I said, “no.”

It’s much easier, after all, to give up something tangential than to die to self, give up my very flesh.


Cross & Candles

From Romans 7
15 – For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.
19 – For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.
25 – I thank God – through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

From Galatians 5
24 – and those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 – If we live int he Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

A Prayer
Lord, forgive me this day for not walking in the Spirit. Apart from You, I can do nothing. Holy Spirit, come. Fill me. Empower me.

Bread of Life, feed me. I am hungry and nothing satisfies. Bread of Life. Jesus. Bread of Life.

Today I’m linking up with Laura‘s book club post on The Spirit of Food over at The High Calling, (thanks for the reminder, Charity)

and Ann Voskamp’s Multitudes on Mondays and add:

201. “Bread of Life,” especially when I fail to do the harder thing.