Did you see that we’ll be starting a study on Colossians in the My One Thing Alone community starting November 7? It’s true! We’ll be using the FEAST method to go through the book verse by verse, 5 days a week, with extra time to catch up and to explore some creative ways to worship too. But don’t worry we’ll still have the snack portion too for days that are busy. It’s like the best of Bible and Breakfast on an ongoing basis. Check it out!
Today it’s going to be just us. Is that okay? I’ve loved hosting all these wonderful ladies and inviting them to our kitchen table, but as we’re nearing the end of the Bible and Breakfast challenge, I wanted some time for us to just sit and reflect on everything God has been revealing to us and working in us.
I feel like I’ve been “talking” a lot in these Bible and Breakfast times we’ve been having, and now I’d like to hear from you:
- What have you been learning about God this past week?
- What have you been learning about yourself?
- What have you been learning about spending daily time with God in His presence?
Would you take a moment to write me an email and let me know? I cherish your feedback and would love to pray with you as we move into the next month.
Alright, before I get all emotional, let’s dig into today’s Bible and Breakfast!
Fun Breakfast Idea
If you’re looking to mix-up your breakfast rotation, here’s an idea to fill you up.
Today’s yummy breakfast idea is one of my personal favorites: Greek vanilla yogurt with chocolate granola (like this recipe I’ve been loving lately).
Snack on the Go
In a rush? the short devotional below is a “spiritual snack” to keep you going until you find time to sit down and feast on Scripture.
And I’ve been reading through the Psalms with a lovely group of ladies, and just recently I paused on Psalm 92:1-2 as a reminder of praising God all the time. Morning, noon, evening, or bedtime, there’s never a bad time to praise God, for He is loving and faithful. I just need to pause long enough to see that.
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 your time with the Lord by asking Him to awaken you to His surpassing beauty and to stir in you a deeper longing for Him as you study Scripture.
Engage the text: Read Psalm 92:1-2 and write it in your notebook. Write down your observations. What three verbs are used in these two verses? How are they similar, and how is each unique? According to this text, when is a good time to praise God? What does the psalmist proclaim in the morning? What does he proclaim at night? The concept of loving-kindness is common in the Old Testament to denote God’s covenental love toward His people. So then, why the distinction in this text? In other words, what is the significance of proclaiming God’s love in the morning, before a full day of activities (or, in the case of the Sabbath, a day of rest)? Why not His faithfulness in the morning? Why would the psalmist proclaim God’s faithfulness at night? What does verse 1 say about God’s name? What is the significance of God’s name? Check the cross-references for this verse, and list what you learn about the Hebrew understanding of God’s name.
Assess the main idea: Write out the main idea of this passage in a single sentence. Make it precise, concise, and memorable.
Spark transformation: This week, make it a practice to praise God for His love as soon as you wake up. Thank God that regardless what the day holds, He will still love you and be faithful to His promises toward you. Praise Him for overseeing the day’s activities, and for His sustaining love that will carry you through the good and the bad moments of the day. Then when you lay in bed at night, reflect on the day’s events and praise God for His faithfulness—for the may ways He was present in your life and protected and provided for you and pulled you close to His heart.
Turn to God in worship: In Old Testament times, the name of God was considered a manifestation of His character. So to “make music to [God’s] name” meant to praise God for all of His characteristics. In what ways has God revealed His characteristics in your life recently? Praise Him for His name in your life. You may even want to worship Him from A- Z.
Don’t forget to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share with me what you’ve learned this past week in your Bible and Breakfast time. Would love to hear from you!