Have you eaten breakfast today? It’s been said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Research shows children who have breakfast before school have a higher performance rate than those who don’t. They also have less behavior problems, get along well with others and are less likely to be obese. These results have sustained the test of time and have caused school systems to begin making breakfast available to their students each morning. Breakfast is important for optimal health.
Charles Poliguin, a world leader in strength and health education, says people who eat breakfast are leaner, are less likely to develop the disease of diabetes, are smarter, are less likely to turn to addictions, are less likely to die prematurely, have more friends and are overall happier people. Please pass the cereal and milk, right? Who wouldn’t want that to be their situation, right?
These same results can be applied to your spiritual diet. Psalm 34:8 says “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.” Jesus offers Himself to us but it is up to us to take advantage of the gift He’s offering. To have optimal spiritual, mental and physical health, we need to feast on the Lord daily. Remember, apart from Him we can’t accomplish anything of worth or value [John 15:5]. When we take time to sit in His presence, to fill our empty places with His Word, then we have something to sustain us when we face the world. We’re less likely to look to the false gods of our culture to fulfill us when we’re full of the Lord. We make wiser choices throughout our day. We’re more likely to be carriers of the joy of the Lord, thus making ourselves and those around us happier [Nehemiah 8:10b].
Just as those who starve themselves from nutritional sustenance will get weak, sick, and eventually die, those who fail to feast on the Lord grow weaker in their faith and will die without feeding their soul what it needs to be healthy.
What have you eaten today, if anything? Is it quality or is it junk? Will it sustain you for the long haul of the day or will your energy fizzle out.
Psalm 28:7 says “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.” Feast on the Lord today so you’ll have strength to face whatever comes your way and joy to carry you through.