Bread of Life

"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
{Deuteronomy 8:3 / Matthew 4:4}

So this one time at band camp I decided sleeping in slash tv slash facebook slash doing what I... I... I want to do with MY time was more important than spending time with my God in prayer and in His word.  

The Bible declares God's word as the bread of life, our sustenance. And I've been starving myself.

I have anger, bitterness, hurt and resentment in my heart. 

I don't speak love. 
I don't speak truth. 
I don't speak forgiveness. 
I speak hatred. 
I speak disrespect. 

And it's ugly inside. And I have nothing to combat it with because I decided it wasn't important to hide His words in my heart. To be completely honest, most of the time I don't even want to combat it. I just want to be angry because I have every right to be. I told you, it's ugly.

I need to feel the weight of my sin on my heart. I need to realize the weight reading God's word carries in living out my salvation. I need to remember that God loves me and desires good for me and His best for me is written out in His book, I just need to reach for it.

"Let us all repent of not making time to read our Bibles consistently and with a grateful heart for such wisdom we have at our fingertips. Let us repent for not calling each other out on this. For not asking one another if we're reading our Bibles. It is disobedience wrapped up in excuses that our life is too busy and exhausting. And it is wrong. We can all make time for what is important to us."

linking up with Jami at Call Me Blessed


  1. Alyssa, so grateful to hear these words spoken today. I'm loving how the Lord is working to heal me this Wednesday morning. Have a blessed day.

  2. perfect post. so true. thanks for calling us out on it.