It’s been so fun to meet new Christian bloggers and introduce them to you throughout this challenge. Today we’re joined by Christina Hubbard, a poet who writes memoir and also the host of this year’s 31 days of free writes for the Five Minute Friday community.
Five minutes? Free writing? Yeah, you can do that. Why don’t you hop over and join them?
After you finish today’s Bible and Breakfast, of course. 🙂
Fun Breakfast Idea
If you’re looking to mix-up your breakfast rotation, here’s an idea from our guest to fill you up.
Since pumpkins are popping up all over autumn, I am currently in love with pumpkin pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and granola. P.S. With a side of espresso roast coffee.
Snack on the Go
In a rush? The 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’s been reminding me lately I can rest in the identity he gives me as his beloved, so these verses shot me straight through the heart:
“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.” Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG.
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 by asking God’s Spirit to remove any distraction and help you focus on Him.
Engage the text: Read Ephesians 1:11-14. Write down your observations of the text. What does this passage say about believers? What does it say about God? The phrase “in Him” or “in Christ” appears four times in these four verses (and twelve times in the whole chapter). According to the passage, what are the implications of being “in Christ”? What does it mean to be “in Christ”? The three persons of the Trinity appear (directly or indirectly) in this passage. What does the text say about each of them? Another phrase that’s repeated twice in this passage is “to the praise of His glory” (also in verse 6). What is to God’s praise? What does that say about the Christian life? Anything else that stood out to you?
Assess the main idea: Write out the main idea of this passage in a single sentence. Make it precise, concise, and memorable.
Spark transformation: How can you apply the main idea of today’s text to your life?
Turn to God in worship: There’s so much richness in today’s passage about God’s character. Pick out a few attributes and spend time praising God for who He is and all He has done.
What stood out to you in today’s Bible and Breakfast? I’d love to hear in the comments below.