Today’s featured guest is Christine Leeb. We met last year through the Write 31 Day challenge, and I can’t tell you how many times her posts on Facebook have made me smile. She just has a way of allowing moms to be real about the mess and the hard, and finding the silver lining we can laugh about. I’m so glad to have her here at our breakfast table today.
Fun Breakfast Idea
If you’re looking to mix-up your breakfast rotation, here’s an idea from our guest to fill you up.
My favorite breakfast is fried egg with cheese, fresh basil, and tomato with fruit on the side!
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.
I am a natural worrier, but God changed me into a prayer warrior instead through Philippians 4: 6-7:
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Whatever you’re facing today, I’m praying that God would turn your worry into wonderful prayer time too and that you will find true peace in Him.
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 to focus your heart and your mind on Him.
Engage the text: Read Philippians 4:4-9. In these six verses, Paul gives the Philippians six directives in rapid-fire succession. What are they? In your notebook, list them out. How are these connected to each other? In other words, what does rejoicing have to do with not worrying and with what we think about? Let’s look at verse 6 more closely. What two forces are described as being in opposition? How does each affect our own spiritual lives and our testimony to the onlooking world? What specific instructions does Paul give regarding the way we pray? In your experience, what is the result of worry? What does it accomplish? According to verse 7, what is the result of prayer, as Paul describes it here?
Assess the main idea: In one sentence, write down the main point of this passage.
Spark transformation: What’s one way you can apply today’s passage to your life today? Try to make the application SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
Turn to God: Today, take a few moments to do exactly what this passage says. Picture yourself carrying a heavy backpack filled with all your worries and concerns. As you approach the throne of grace, kneel before the Father (you can actually get on your knees, if you’d like) and take off your backpack. Now, one by one, remove each worry and place it at God’s feet. Name it specifically, describe the situation, and give it over to God. Then pause and allow God’s peace to flow over you. Imagine it flowing like a river, springing from God’s throne and washing over your head, your heart, your hands, all the way to your feet. Rest in God’s presence for a few minutes before you go on with your day.