Testimonies of the Daily Bread

We are all created by God for a purpose. Our first purpose is to worship him, as the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Our second purpose is to be a part of God's family; more important than our earthly family is our heavenly family, our brothers and sisters in Christ. Our third purpose is that we are created to become more and more like Christ in our Christian journey. We became more like him by studying the Word, praying, mediating, and just spending time with him. We take on Christlike characteristics also by serving others and walking in love. "By this shall men know that you are my disciple, by your love for one another" (John 13:35). Our fourth purpose on earth is to serve God. God created us for service""first, to serve him, the Creator. But he also created us to serve others as a part of our Christian faith in him. Christ said that he did not come to be served, but to serve others (Matthew 20:28).

Christians use the daily bread as a way to grow closer to God and learn more about the Christian life. The daily bread books are not meant to be read in one sitting, but they are designed for you to read a bit every day and pray on the passages. By praying every day, Christians develop a stronger relationship with God.

--Greg Holt