Barefoot Devotions

Are you eating from The Dumpster of Life or The Bread Of Life? 

Are you eating from the dumpster life offers us or are you eating from the bread of life Jesus offers us?

Let’s think about this. The world is full of garbage and we ingest a lot of it on a daily basis, even if we don’t mean to! It’s there, we hear it and see it all around us from advertisements, television shows, movies, books and even from the news and people. At first, the bad language, crimes, nudity, and anything that isn’t good and of God can seem innocent at first. But what if you are what you eat? Eventually, this lifestyle will weigh down on your soul. Sometimes when we are around certain people, being caught up in a series, what’s going on in the world or whose keeping up with who, we can get off the path that God wants us on. We lose sight of Him. That’s the way the enemy works. Often he creeps in and starts small so that it’s subtle and we don’t realize it until we’ve been devoured by sin. It takes one bite of garbage.

1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 

Now, let’s talk about the bread of life. Jesus is enough to sustain us and He is the only one that can fill our soul with the vitamins and nutrients our soul needs. He is the only one that can give us exactly what each of us needs.

John 5:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

So what does this mean? We are obviously not physically living off this bread but its spiritual bread that gives us the stamina to withstand the world we live in. It’s spending time reading the word of God, it’s time spent praying to Him and it’s allowing Him to fill every part of our mind, heart, and soul. We have to be in constant communication and living our life with Jesus to survive the garbage that surrounds us. It’s how we can keep our peace even when most don’t understand how we still stand.

I have eaten from the dumpster of life and I have eaten from the bread of life and I will always choose the bread of life. I grew tired of searching for worldly things to fill my God-shaped hole that only He can fill.

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Guard your heart and your mind and sit down at Jesus’ table. If you are out there, lost and eating from the dumpster – I am praying for You. It takes one bite of the bread of life to taste His all-consuming goodness.


Hannah B. (2)

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