Daily Bread April 25

Clear Vision
Betty Williams of Mission, British Columbia, Canada

And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” -1 Peter 5:5b

When we left Sunday for our church in Chilliwack, there was a fog so thick it was like pea soup, and we could not see very far in front of us. As we continued, the fog thinned, and we were able to see much farther.

I thought about how many times in my life I felt like I was in a thick fog, and how only through study, worship, prayer, and practicing the spiritual disciplines did the fog lift so I was able to serve God with a much clearer focus.

Let’s remember that we do not have to be in the fogs of life if we daily practice the spiritual disciplines. God will bless us with clear vision to serve Him.

Prayer Phrase

“Every breath is a resurrection” (Gregory Orr).

Spiritual Practice

Breath of Life

Take a few moments right now to breathe. Simply observe each inhale and exhale. Pay attention to how it feels in your body. Notice the rise and fall of your chest. Notice how you breathe even when you aren’t thinking about it, how your body instinctively knows how to keep you alive without your thought or effort. In this moment, you are alive. Receive this awareness as an expression of divine grace. In joy or despair, loss or celebration, your body continues breathing. How is your breath a resurrection this day?

Today’s Prayer for Peace

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