But as a chocolate lover, this was worth waiting a whole year for!
Reference: Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25 NIV)
Explore: We’ve just recently had Easter and while there’s many religious traditions I keep during this time, there’s also a family tradition that’s very important to me. Every Easter morning for breakfast my father would grate Easter eggs onto hot toast. Now that he has passed, I’m committed to carrying on the tradition.
To all of you who grew up with Nutella in your pantry, you wouldn’t appreciate the significance! But as a chocolate lover, who was deprived of such breakfast goodness, grating solid Easter eggs onto my toast was worth waiting a whole year for!
The flecks of chocolate that touch the toast first melt into a gooey mass, while the rest of the chocolate sits on top like a fluffy chocolate pillow.
Dad hasn’t been with us for three Easters now, but as I sat down on Easter morning, grater in hand, I knew the tradition would go on.
Application: We will continue to repeat the practices that are important to us. My love for chocolatey toast will continue on my Dad’s action, but more importantly my love for God means I continue other traditions too.
While I don’t always get them right, I strive to live out the fruits of the Spirit, as I know that’s how God lives. I regularly meet with other believers and put aside time to worship God, as this helps me to keep more in line with the Spirit.
The actions of our day will determine who or what we are keeping in step with. If we live for our job then our whole world revolves around it. If we live for God, then people will see Him reflected in our actions.
Prayer: Lord, help me to keep in step with You. Amen.
How does your life reflect your faith?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.