Sunday, January 30
John 6:51 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If a man eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Prayer: Jesus, may we enjoy the blessing of feasting upon you.
Thought for the day: Family and friend reunions are a feast of the soul.
Monday, February 1
Exodus 16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for the day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.”
Prayer: God, thank you for the lessons of history of your daily provision.
Thought for the day: The word “manna” comes from a question: “What is it?”
Tuesday, February 2
Deuteronomy 8:3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Prayer: God, in the powerful voice of your Spirit that created the world and fed the children of Israel for 40 years speak to us today.
Thought for the day: Ezekiel bread (4:9) contained four grains and four beans but contained no flour.
Wednesday, February 3
I Kings 17:13-14 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up an the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord gives rain on the land.’”
Prayer: God, our Father, forgive us when we have not served you first.
Thought for the day: Someone said the pie will be cut right if you will serve yourself last.
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Thursday, February 4
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Prayer: God, we hunger and thirst for a day when all those in authority will act with love and justice.
Thought for the day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Friday, February 5
Matthew 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.
Prayer: God, our Heavenly Father, for this day and this season we are trusting that your provision will sustain us.
Thought for the day: To feed hummingbirds experts suggest a half-gallon of nectar will feed about 139 birds a day, if each humming bird consumes about .46 ounces of nectar a day.
Saturday, February 6
Revelation 7:16 Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down upon them, nor any scorching heat.
Prayer: Jesus, we look forward to a day when we may join the saints whose eternal reward is your all sustaining love.
Thought for the day: Sunlight coming through untreated window glass can produce bad UVA effects, but sunlight coming through untreated window glass cannot produce the good effect of vitamin D production on one’s skin.
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