I continue to be surprised by how many like-minded sisters I find online. I guess it should be no surprise, because God has His torch-bearers all over the world, but sometimes you find someone whose heart is so in sync with your own, and you can tell you’re going to be friends. Marie Osborne is one of those people for me. From the moment I found her online, I was taken aback by how similar our messages are, because they’re born from our desire that women all over would know and love Jesus more.
And this just one of the reasons I’m enjoying Bible and Breakfast so much—because I get to introduce you to so many of my online writing friends who are using their words and their spaces to point women to Jesus. Such a joy to be in this 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.
When I have the chance to get up before my kids, I like to make a green smoothie with spinach, an apple, maybe a banana, ice and protein powder. It’s a great way to start the day!
Snack on the Go
In a rush? The short devotional below from our guest is a “spiritual snack” to keep you going until you find time to sit down and feast on Scripture.
I just started studying John and the beginning of the book is so rich and inspiring to me. John 1:1-5 reminds me that Christ is the true eternal light.
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: As you open your Bible, ask God to bring His Words to life in your life.
Engage the text: Read John 1:1-18. In this passage, John uses the imagery of light and darkness to describe Jesus’ entrance into the world. What does darkness signify? Look up the meaning of the word “light” in this passage here. What are some of the meanings of the word “light”? What happens when light enters a dark room? According to this passage, what does it mean that Jesus is light (see specifically verses 12-18)? Based on your knowledge of Jesus’ life and ministry, in what ways was Jesus the light of the world? Read John 8:12 and 12:35-36. How do these passages reveal Jesus as light? Anything else that stands out to you in today’s text?
Assess the main idea: Summarize the main idea of the passage in a single sentence.
Spark transformation: According to Psalm 139:11-12, even darkness cannot be dark with God, because “darkness is as light to You.” (Go ahead and flip to this passage in your Bible. It’s well worth taking the time to read.) Darkness threatens to overwhelm us when we allow sins to accumulate in our lives. Today, ask God’s Spirit to shine His light in your heart and confess any sins that you may have hidden, then thank Jesus for His forgiveness.
Turn to God in worship: Thank God for sending Jesus as Light to the world. Consider listening to hymns and praise songs that center on this motif of Jesus as light. Here are a few to get you started:
Great Light of the World
Shine, Jesus Shine
Here I Am to Worship