Every morning, I prepare a breakfast of champions for our three dogs. I rotate feeding them morsels from a designated doggie fork.
Our senior pooch looks forward to breakfast time the most, so she stomps her feet to make sure I notice her. Our youngest gal takes each morsel with gusto, and our youngest male snorts between bites.
Morsels from God’s Word
While reflecting on my fur babies’ morning antics, I thought about how much God cares for me. I, too, need a breakfast of champions by reading His Word. He feeds me spiritual nutrition from His Word, and He brings about promise after promise as I digest these savory morsels. Psalm 37:3 KJV reads, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” This encourages me to trust Him with every need. After all, He sent my Bridegroom Jesus so I know Father God’s love is deep.
Sometimes, I wonder if I am trusting Beloved enough to receive the messages He says about me. The ones that say “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20 NKJV) or the ones that remind me His good thoughts toward me outnumber the grains of sand on the beach (Psalm 139:17-18) or the ones that twenty-six times over remind me of His enduring love (Psalm 136).
I find myself thinking, Are You calling my name, Lord? Is this good promise applicable to me? I try to trust Him, but when problems spill like cornflakes hitting the kitchen floor and I’m scrambling to pick up the crumbs, I wonder if Beloved’s blessings are for me, or if I’m a lost cause.
I know I shouldn’t think this way, but sometimes, those doubts do creep in.
My Champion Breakfast
As I fixed coffee one morning, I decided it was time I had a breakfast fit for a champion, and I would choose to receive it. I selected one verse, and I nibbled on it all day. The verse was “Delight yourself also in the LORD; and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 KJV). I digested this word slowly and allowed my Bridegroom’s goodness to seep into every cell of my being. I meditated on this truth until I could not doubt it was true–and that it was for me.
By the end of the day, I was ready for another morsel, so I digested the next three verses. On and on I nibbled for days in a row, eating the Word of God as a champion’s breakfast He had personally prepared for me. I believe His promises to be true. After all, if I feed my dogs a champion’s breakfast because I love them, how much more must my heavenly Father and my Beloved Jesus love me?
I Am Beloved’s Bride
Not only does Father God love me, but He has also commissioned me to be the Bride of Christ, and I have said “yes” to my Beloved’s marriage proposal. That’s love.
Father God prepares a table for us, and Beloved invites us to dine with Him. We say, “He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love” (Song 2:4 NKJV). There is joy at this table, for Father God wants it that way.
Prepare to Dine at the Banqueting Table
Are you ready to dine at the banqueting table of the Lord and know that God’s good promises apply to you? This table is filled with juicy morsels Father God has made for us to enjoy. So, pull up a comfy chair, scooch up to the table, and dine.
You, my friend, are God’s champion.
What morsel from God’s Word are you presently dining on?
Father God, I choose to receive every morsel You have prepared for me at Your banqueting table. Thank You especially for my Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, and for the love He has for me that You impart through the Holy Spirit.
Copyright 2019, Revised 2023: Breakfast of Champions: Diane Virginia Cunio: All Rights Reserved
Published, 2019 version: Christian Broadcasting Network: Beth Patch, Senior Producer: 1K+ Shares