Day 226 –
Soul food is Soul Good.
Ezekiel 3:1-3 “And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.”
My family is a 100%, fully committed, bunch of foodies. Our schedules, birthdays, and holidays revolve around what, where, and when we’re going to eat. Even deciding where and what we will do on vacation depends on the places they have to eat.
One morning my daughter woke me up just to say how much she loved her brother (I was in shock, to say the least, this is not a normal statement to hear from my daughter). But then “said daughter” explained it was all because her brother made her French toast for breakfast. Same day, just 12 hours later (only an hour after my husband got back from the grocery store), my son asked, “So, where are we going out to eat.” And as I was tucking my daughter into bed this same evening, the last words out of her mouth were, “Can you get me donuts in the morning?” You see, we live and breath food, and because of this issue (and yes it is an issue for us….we need FA – foodies anonymous) we have to watch our focus on foods importance over the Word of God.
Honestly, the Word of the Lord should fill us before anything else. It should be what gets us going in the morning: mind, body, and soul.
As I wake in the morning, even if I’m running extremely behind or up super duper early to run, God’s Word has to come before feeding my belly.
God must always come first in life if you want to have order in life.
He is able to fill me more than any food ever could. His Word is the best food for my soul, it enriches my mind, it’s sweeter than Honey, and moves me to action. We should eat of it every day, knowing it will sustain us and grow us into exactly who Christ wants us to be. (Better than an broccoli or carrots ever could….*if you like these, please ignore my disdain.)
All the nutritionists agree, breakfast is extremely important, so why not make sure you get a healthy dose of God’s Word to “break” your fast every morning and it will be sure to fill your soul.