I'm receiving Christ's fullness as my daily portion, morning by morning, day by day.
Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
John 1:16 NIV
And so as I embrace HIM for my day, moment by moment, I'm also revisiting some of my previous meditations.
Would you like to join in and relearn with me? I don't know about you, but I need to be reminded often of that which I already know. But I need to know it today ... in my real life ... now.
As Peter said in his second letter, "... I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder ." (2 Peter 3:1 ESV)
So join me as I revisit this post from February, 2015.
I have a new prayer to pray, a new breath to breathe:
Father...THIS day, THIS bread!
I find myself breathing this often...
And there's a bit of a story behind embracing this prayer.
It all started with an unlikely meeting...on Twitter, of all places!. Now you have to know that I am on Twitter, but I'm not "on Twitter." But when Daniel Hill interacted with my "tweet" (a tweet? really?), a connection happened. And I'm so glad! I've been following Daniel's blog ever since.
Daniel Hill pastors River City, a diverse congregation in Chicago, and is the author of a new book, 10:10: Life to the Fullest.
Pastor Dan's blog has held treasures for me, and his current post is no exception. In it Daniel shares some profoundly simple and practical truths from a sermon on a line from the Lord's Prayer by a respected colleague in the ministry, Jonathan Martin:
Give us this day our daily bread.
So for the next few days, I would like us to meditate on this amazing verse here on A Branch in the Vine.
But for today, this prayer:
I do not ask
for some future bread.
I do not ask
for some lofty thing.
I ask for nothing more
I ask for nothing less
than primal provision.
For this, and this—only this.
I do not ask for then.
I do not ask for there.
I do not ask for that.
only this meal—this moment.
for this day, only
for this, and this—only this.
Thank you, Jonathan Martin for letting us pray along...
And thank you, Daniel, for sharing your reflections.