By: Rev. Brandon Dirks
“…but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2b
I have to prove to MYSELF, that God was more important to me than anything…even food that I need to support this body. I need to prove to myself that it is not food that gives me life; it is the Spirit of the Lord. I need to prove to myself that the strength I have to do my daily tasks comes from God first. I need to prove to myself that I am not the center of my life; that indeed, I keep the first commandment “You shall have no other God before me.” While God knows my heart, I needed proof.
On Tuesday, after 36 hours of fasting, I feel my humanity and I thank God. At sunrise, during my daily personal worship, I say the Lord’s Prayer, and in an amazing way, this phrase has new meaning for me, “Give us this day, our daily bread.” I realized…over the last 36 hours, I fed on the Bread of Life.
Maybe that’s what Jesus meant.