In the Mornings /Take with Food

January 16th, 2011

Ephesians 3:14-19


Most of us begin the day wi breakfast. What do you prefer?

Mom was Right!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for everyone. Many studies have found a relationship between eating breakfast and learning ability, attention span, and general well-being. The American Dietetic Association ( reports that adults who eat breakfast have an easier time losing weight. Children who regularly eat breakfast think faster, clearer, solve problems more easily, and are less likely to be irritable.

So whatever type of breakfast you fancy the breakfast meal is important.

In the same we refuel or body daily we must refuel our spiritual lives. And if breakfast is the most important meal of day,


Eph 3:14-19

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.


Regularly acknowledge the relationship

MINNEAPOLIS -- An Alabama boy got the best Christmas present he's ever received - a second chance at life.

Five-year-old Payton Thornton received a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare skin disease, epidermolysis bullosa, or E.B., which he was born with. Payton's baby brother Paxton was the donor,

"I think when he understands the meaning of what he did for his big brother, I think it will draw them closer and closer," Payton's mom Joy Thornton said.

The skin disease causes many children to die within months of birth. In Payton's case, he would've eventually died of skin cancer.

"It's very painful," Dr. John Wagner said. "It's like a bad burn on your body. Imagine how sensitive that would make your skin."

Payton and his family have been living at the Ronald McDonald house in Minneapolis since July. They are heading back home to Alabama this weekend, just in time for the holidays.

Payton will undergo checkups throughout the next year. Dr. Wagner expects Payton to be cured within one year.

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* (I bow the knees Kneel) The Heart of Worship

* Intentional acts acknowleging

In Him are unsearchable profound Riches --Ephesians 3:8

Eph 3:8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, NIV

Craig Brian Larson, Arlington Heights, Illinois shares this story

On my desk I like to display, on a bookstand, the kind of gift books you put on the coffee table--those filled with professional photos of nature or tourist destinations. My current book is called America's Spectacular National Parks (author, Michael Duchemin). For several days I have had the book open to a photo of the Grand Teton Mountains, an extra-wide photo that filled not only the left page, but crossed the fold and took half of the page on the right. It is a majestic display of deep blue sky; rugged, gray, snow-capped mountains; and a calm lake in the foreground.

This morning I decided to turn the page to the next photo, and as I did I discovered that I had missed something important. The right page of the Grand Tetons photo was an extra-long page folded over, covering part of the Grand Tetons. So when I opened it up, it not only revealed what was covered, but added another eight inches to the Grand Tetons photo. In other words, when I opened the fold, I added some 16 inches to the width of the photo. Wow. The Grand Tetons became even grander.

The Christian life has unfolding moments like that, when we discover there is much more to God and his kingdom than we knew, much more to his purpose for us than we imagined. Abraham experienced that at age 75, Moses at age 80, the apostle Paul on the road to Damascus. Again and again in the Bible, when God met people, he opened a glorious page for them that had previously been folded.

Jesus this day you are the source of the greatest riches and blessings in my life. Help me to remember that throughout the day.

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