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.
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.
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.
and Ann Voskamp’s Multitudes on Mondays and add:
201. “Bread of Life,” especially when I fail to do the harder thing.