Footsteps in Faith: Cold pizza is good, but daily feast of spiritual bread is still the best diet

| March 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Maj.) Charles Burgess
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Have you ever eaten cold pizza? I know many of you have. You probably love it.

After a Friday night at the pizza parlor, I enjoy eating cold leftover pizza the next day for breakfast. A thin-crust, pepperoni pizza is one of my favorites. Digging my teeth into cold cheese, pepperoni and tomato sauce hits the spot.

BurgessI have even sold my boys on this early Saturday morning ritual of cold, leftover pizza. It is just one of those traditions that families should not lose.

However, leftover dieting is not a good practice when it comes to our faith, even if it is a common occurrence among many of us.

The Scriptures tell us in Matthew 6:11, “give us this day our daily bread.”

The question is how do we make it our practice to get our daily spiritual bread?

First of all, keep it fresh.

If you live on leftovers, two things can happen: one, there are no longer any leftovers after a significant amount of time; and two, the leftovers become inedible.

This is why our spirituality can’t live in the past. It must be renewed daily. Either we lose what we got, or what we got rots. Neither option is a choice. Living on daily bread is the only acceptable practice. It is fresh and ready to go.

Secondly, desire daily bread.

When you are hungry, you get something to eat like pizza. Your body tells you to fulfill this desire.

Spiritual hunger is also a need but one that we often neglect. When you begin to feel spiritually hungry, it is time to feed your spirit with spiritual bread. The bread is God’s Word.

Thirdly, make daily bread easy.

Ordering pizza is easy when a restaurant makes it possible via the phone and delivery workers.

God can supply your spiritual nourishment on a daily basis. Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Lastly, we must ask for daily bread.

After all, asking for “daily bread” is from the Lord’s Prayer. It is a daily rehearsal to solicit what you need to face a new day.

Simply ask God. He is waiting.

So as you face this day, face it with your daily spiritual bread. Leave the cold pizza for breakfast.




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