As always, at the beginning of every year, people start off with the mindset to make healthy lifestyle changes; whether it be in the form of exercising more, eating less, joining Weight Watchers, counting carbs, or one of many fad diets. Some of my co-workers have decided to join Weight Watchers and they discuss how they are going to expend their points for the day. One co-worker in particular, expressed how hard it is for her in the beginning because she has chosen to cut back on carbs, Bread in particular. She has even researched which kinds of Bread are better for her during this transition to healthier living.
These discussions caused me to ponder the choices we as Believers have concerning the types of Bread we eat. So, my question to you this week is:
“What Kind of Bread Do You Eat?”
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27
Many of us are guilty of eating the Bread of Idleness; whether in our personal lives or in our spiritual walk. We must stay mindful that our laziness doesn’t just affect us, it affects all of those connected or assigned to us.
Eating the Bread of Idleness – Personal Life Scenario: In the workplace if we are guilty of being unreliable, doing just enough, and just plain laziness, it causes our co-workers to work twice as hard. Our lackadaisical attitude adds more stress to our teammates.
Eating the Bread of Idleness – Spiritual Life Scenario: As Ambassadors of Christ, it is our responsibility to share the gospel whenever the opportunity presents itself. So, when we are lazy, selfish, self-centered, and self-serving, we forfeit the chance to share the Bread of Life and extend life to a dying world.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51
So, That Settles It. As we continue our journey to make this our best year yet, let’s self-evaluate and ask ourselves, “What Kind of Bread Do You Eat?” Let’s live every day with a hunger and thirst for righteousness. As we ask God to give us our “Daily Bread,” let’s not be stingy with it; let’s share it with all men!
Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart [if you are righteous, wise, and in the hands of God], for God has already accepted your works. Ecclesiastes 9:7 AMPC