If you’re just joining us, you can find yesterday’s post here. Today’s featured guest is Katie Reid. Katie has become such a dear friend and blogging sister over the last few years, and earlier this summer we got to meet in real life and share a meal together. What a blessing! Today she’s sharing with us a yummy breakfast idea and a passage God has used in her life lately, and we’ll dig into it together.
Fun Breakfast Idea
If you’re looking to mix-up your breakfast rotation, here’s an idea from our guest to fill you up:
One of my favorite breakfast foods is homemade granola, loaded with pecans and flax seed and sweetened with local honey, maple syrup and cinnamon. (Asheritah’s note: Yum! I make this granola in bulk every month. Do you have a favorite granola recipe?)
Snack on the Go
In a rush? This short devotional from our guest is a “spiritual snack” to keep you going until you find time to sit down and feast on Scripture.
God has been helping me understand grace in a deeper way through truths like this one, found in Galatians 2:21:
“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (NIV)
For decades, I’ve been trying to earn His love through works, but as this verse says, righteousness is not obtained through the law but through Christ. I can rest in what He has done on the cross and experience His love, just as I am.
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FEAST at the Table
If you have more time to linger at the breakfast table, open your Bible with me and let’s dig into God’s Word using the FEAST method.
Focus on God: Begin with prayer, asking God to focus your heart and mind on Him.
Engage the text: Read Galatians 2:11-21. In your own words, describe the confrontation between Paul and Peter. Why was Paul upset with Peter? Read Acts 11:1-18. How did Peter’s vision affect his understanding of Old Testament interdictions regarding clean and unclean foods? What was the greater implications on Gentile converts (see Acts 11:18)? In light of this context, why did Paul react so strongly to Peter’s actions described in Galatians 2? How does human effort to gain favor with God downplay Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross (Gal 2:21b)?
Assess the main idea: In one sentence, summarize the main point of this passage.
Spark transformation: This temptation to seek God’s favor through our behavior continues to be a struggle for 21st-century believers today. What does this look like in your life?
Turn to God in worship: Today, take a few moments to express to God your need to understand God’s grace in a new and deeper way. Ask God to show you any ways you’re trying to earn His love, and then worship Jesus for His finished work on the cross.