Breaking Bread

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First Course

I am going on about a week of taking daily communion at home. That would be the simple act of taking the elements of grape juice and bread in remembrance of the blood and body of what Jesus sacrificed for me on the cross.

I started thinking of it as an experiment to see if indeed it would draw me closer in my walk with Jesus leading me into a place nearer to God.

Some of us come to a point where our need for Him out shines any other priority in our lives.

Some of us stay content in a comfortable place of habit and don’t pursue him for deeper intimacy.

Whichever place you find yourself dwelling at this point in time of your life just remember God loves you and waits for you to seek Him.

Matthew 7:7
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

I would say daily Communion is my way of seeking Him and knocking at His door.

Knock Knock!!
Let me in!! Yes by the hair of my chinny chin chin!!
I want to sit down and commune with You!!

The very first day I was lead to look up what was the definition of communion.

com·mun·ion
kəˈmyo͞onyən/
noun
1.
the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.
“in this churchyard communion with the dead was almost palpable”
common participation in a mental or emotional experience.
“popular festivals where all take part in joyous communion”
synonyms: affinity, fellowship, kinship, friendship, fellow feeling, togetherness, closeness, harmony, understanding, rapport, connection, communication, empathy, accord, unity
“a sense of communion with others”
2.
the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared.

The first realization for me was this is not only about the actual elements.

I focused on the first definition.
It’s about intimacy. It’s a exchange of a relationship between two.
I visualized myself sitting at a table with Jesus “breaking bread”. I was just talking and listening like you would with a close friend. Sharing with your friend all you’re complaints, struggles, secrets, and successes.
Then you listen as your friend shares what is going on in their world at the moment.

I believe God wanted me to know first and foremost this is about a relationship with Jesus.

I was going to daily sit down and break bread with Jesus and share my day and listen to Him as He shared His thoughts about me and my day.

I was quickly reminded of Our Lord’s Prayer. The one Jesus told us in Matthew how to pray.
We all know it!!!

Matthew 6:9-13

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

Look at verse 11:
Give us today our daily bread.

I might be on to something here.

Daily bread with Jesus through communion could be a helpful reminder that leads us into repentance and forgiving others as we spend time reflecting with Him over His body that was broken and His blood that was shed so we could be free from the evil one’s lies of
temptation and destruction.

This was proving to be a worthwhile choice to daily include Communion.

Pull up a chair and join me at the breakfast table as we continue to “break bread” with Jesus.

Recommended Supplies:
1)Bread (crackers, Matzo, Saltines)
2)Small cup juice (Dixie cups or shot glasses)
3)Journal
4)Pen
5)Bible
6)Table
7)Chair for Jesus (He may want to sit down) 😜

* Be sure to follow us and check back in the next few weeks for more results on my Communion Experiment Experience.

Light On,
Kelley Allison
John1:4-5

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