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Bite of Bread (June 9-15): Bible Reading Plan for Contentment

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“Those who know God have great contentment in God. There is no peace like the peace of those whose minds are possessed with the full assurance that they have known God, and God has known them, and that this relationship guarantees God’s favor to them in life, through death, and on forever.” ~J. I. Packer

She sat in front of me in a classroom at a writers conference, and as she spoke to the lady next to her, her name tag turned toward me.

Jen Weaver?” I asked too loudly, but I couldn’t contain my excitement.

She turned and looked at my name tag and gasped with matching enthusiasm.

“Andy Lee?” she questioned.

I often pray for divine encounters. This qualified as one.

Sitting in front of me was a young woman who I’d recently found on a blog link-up party. I had fallen in love with her writing, often commenting on her blog to encourage her and sharing her posts on Facebook. She lives in Texas. I live in North Carolina.

We both squealed and hugged and vowed to find time for coffee together to visit.

The week was busy, but we managed to meet for breakfast the very last day of the conference. That’s when she spoke these profound words:

“I’m so glad I met you on your blog before I met you in person. I knew your heart before I knew you.”

What kind words. But so true. I knew her heart too. That’s the beauty of the written word.

There’s an ancient blog written by God that does the same thing.

It’s called the Bible.

Each verse chosen this week for the Bite of Bread is about knowing God–knowing His heart.

When we know someone’s heart, we can trust him. And when we come to trust God, we will capture that slippery thing that often slides through our fingers called…contentment.

Or perhaps, contentment will capture us.

Much love my friends,

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It starts tomorrow. I’ll be reading with you…A_time_for_a_cup_of_coffee

Bite of Bread June 9-15- Knowing God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Bite of Bread (June 9-15): Bible Reading Plan for Contentment

  1. LOVE this post Andy! Such a divine meeting and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to get to know you even better while at the conference. Your posts are always a blessing, seasoned with the salt of encouragement and God’s truth. Much love!

  2. This is so beautiful! Jen Weaver’s comment is so true. Reading someone’s blog eliminates the physical distractions and resulting judgments racing through your mind that are natural. You just get to see their heart. I love that! On the other hand, I love reading an author that I’ve seen in person. When I read I can imagine their accent and body language as if they’re talking to me.

    1. Thanks for your comment Cathy. It is more fun when you’ve met and know the entire person. How much fun when we finally meet each other and our God face to face.

  3. Beautiful words to start my week! I can’t wait till tomorrow to dig into these verses! I just found you about a month ago and loving it. I was going to comment a couple weeks ago about making the switch to Sundays from Mondays, I love knowing what I’m going to read the night before because my time is sometimes limited with the waking of kiddos, so Sundays is great for me to have the verses given, BUT on the other hand I TOTALLY understand that you will need to do what’s best for you:-) Praying for you and reading with you.

    1. April, thank you so much for the feedback! I do like having this post ready to go on Sunday. It’s nice to have Monday off! LOL. So excited you’re reading the Bite of Bread and Sundays work for you.

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