Everything Breakfast Sandwich Bake

Finding Yourself Through Prayer & Everything Breakfast Sandwich Bake

Psalm 139:23 (easy)

Look at me, God. And know what is in my heart. Look into my mind and know my thoughts.


I write a lot about self-growth, exploration, and self-discovery, mostly because it’s one of the topics that’s always on my mind and in my prayers. As I’ve gotten older, as my life has taken turns away from the direction I’d imagined it would go, I’ve realized that I don’t know much about myself at all. On paper, sure – I could fill out those “who are you?” questionnaires all day long. But in reality, I’m still very much confused on my identity, place, and purpose.

I have to believe I’m not alone in that sense. While the highlight reel of social media would say differently, I don’t think it’s uncommon to seek knowledge about the inner depths of ourselves. I don’t even think it’s a bad thing. But I think that how most of us are going about it is inefficient at best.

The way that David goes about self-discovery is a good lesson to us; prayer. He doesn’t take a workshop or start a blog; he prays. If we only look deeper in ourselves, we have no way to reflect. A visual usually helps me right here; when I think of searching deep within my soul, I imagine a dark, shadowy place. A place that’s untraveled, where there’s no path. And it’s hard to see. But the definition of reflection is the throwing back of light without absorbing it. If we’re deep within ourselves, we can’t really reflect, can we? We need something, or Someone, to throw our thoughts back to us in a way that we can really see them.

Prayer. In his book, Prayer, Timothy Keller says, “…prayer is not simply the solitary exploration of your own subjectivity. You are with Another, and he is unique. God is the only person from whom you can hide nothing. Before him you will unavoidably come to see yourself in a new, unique light. Prayer, therefore, leads to a self-knowledge that is impossible to achieve any other way.”

I have a list of things I want to know about myself that’s a mile long. And I’m not knocking other forms of self-growth – I think these things can be incredible tools along the journey. But, without bringing these questions to God, and exploring them with Him, all of those other things are wasted. Instead of seeking answers, I’ve starting seeking Him.


Do you struggle to find your identity at times? What are some of the questions you have about yourself? What have you already tried in an attempt to find answers to those questions?


Today, bring your questions to God directly. Tell Him what you’re seeking, and ask Him to reveal the things that are buried deep in your heart.

Everything Breakfast Sandwich Bake

1 hr, 10 Prep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hr, 50 Total Time

Serves 6

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  • 4 plain bagels
  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 strips bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Cook bacon according to package
  3. Tear bagel into small bites and spread across the bottom of casserole pan
  4. Sprinkle bagel seasoning evenly across the top
  5. Tear cooked bacon into small pieces and place in a bowl
  6. Crack eggs into bowl and add almond milk, salt, and pepper
  7. Whisk until eggs are scrambled
  8. Pour mixture on top of bagels and cover with tin foil
  9. Place in fridge to sit for at least 1 hour
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  11. Remove tin foil and sprinkle shredded cheese across the top of the casserole
  12. Replace foil and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center
  13. Cut into 3 squares and serve

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