Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Bread and Wine

The Bread and the Wine.

My daily defined= 

"a low"

"a funk" 


"heartless obedience" 


Until I got to this song during a workout on Wednesday....

God as we walk this world,
We want to be a sign
Our prayers flow into love,
Giving your life

Broken but singing
Our hearts keep shining

Let my life shine, come and let my heart shine
We’re going to walk the world and lift the bread and wine
Like the stars shine, come and let our hearts shine
In a dark world, 
we lift the bread and wine

Verse 2:
And we were born for this
Born for this day and time
Our prayers flow into love
Giving our lives

Out of silence he spoke. 

The word was there before me since July 15

Romans 14:20
Do not destroy the work of the Lord for the sake of FOOD!

I rehearsed it, I typed it, I quoted it, I told it

but I didn't live it. 

Powerless. Empty duty.

Can one know the word and it not penetrate the heart? 

Can one stay in silence? 

Just as the sun breaks forth from the horizon, the word came alive in my life.

The bread and wine.

He is the bread and wine. 

What is better than bread and wine? 

Satisfying and Sweet smelling.

Each glass distinct and full of flavor. 

The bread and wine. 

His body, His blood.

The long anticipated sacrifice. 

All of a sudden HE was enough, my bread and wine- 

 the grace and redemption story had me in tears as I tried to continue pull ups and rows.

When nothing seemed to fit, nothing satisfied, no words healed or stirred 

I went back to that song. 

Broken but singing. 

How do I find rest in a world full throttle? 

You exchange, you come to the table tired and worn...

 lift the bread and wine

And walk away renewed.

HE is all I need.

Sweet communion. 

You will wear out, you will experience lows, you will not want to walk the world for Jesus, you will want to quit, you will believe and act on lies- 

Do not quit reading, studying, memorizing, going to church, or talking about HIM with others.

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