Our Bread of Life


Mental and physical exhaustion is something we all face frequently. There are days when it just seems like everything has piled up on our shoulders and we don’t have a clue where to start. We have spun circles around ourselves trying to keep up with life’s demands, yet it seems like we just aren’t catching up. We get less and less sleep. We either can’t sleep because our mind is whirling with the thoughts of the how’s, when’s or why’s…or we simply don’t get enough sleep because we are up late or early trying to cram it all in. We use coffee or the unhealthy energy drinks to try to jump start our exhausted bodies. We cut out the healthy eating so we can rush through the drive through to save extra time. The exercise gets placed on the end of the list, because everything else becomes priority. We are financially strapped…over extended in every area of our life…and desperately need peace. If we aren’t careful, we can begin falling into a pit of despair…which can lead to depression. Does this sound familiar? Yes, this is the world as we know it. We must begin to analyze our lives and recognizing what we are doing that is absolutely unnecessary. There are areas of your life that can be eliminated. Then, there are areas of our lives that can be replaced with the true sustenance that we NEED in order to find peace. JESUS is the bread of life…our sustenance. Jesus is our helper…our deliverer…our guide to calm and peace. If we begin to seek God as a priority in life, and follow the example of Jesus, we can and will be able to focus on what is important in life. We can begin enjoying the things that are important, because we will begin recognizing what is not important. We will learn balance and control when we walk in the way of the Lord. Take the time today, to ask God to begin molding your life in the way it should be. When we slow down to give our time to God…God will give us time…and rest.

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”  JOHN 6:35

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
All Rights Reserved 
P.O. Box 669 Claremore, OK 74018 
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Layla’s Devotional Book available for purchase at the following: 

Hope in the Struggle – $9.95 

AMAZON – Hope In the Struggle – https://www.amazon.com/Layla-Freeman/e/B01M0VNTIM

Another Chapter Bookstore – 9455 N Owasso Expressway, Owasso, OK 74055  (918) 609-5946

Cozy Cottage Store – 518 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017  (918) 283-2232

She Brews Coffee Houses – Claremore, OK  (Downtown & within The Vessel) 
Downtown – 414 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Claremore, OK 74017  (918) 923-6020
​​South – 1301 West Country Club Road, Suite 100
Claremore, OK 74019 (918) 965-1121

Stonebrook Day Spa – 1875 N Old Hwy 66 A, Catoosa, OK 74015 (918) 379-6838


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