Every morning, I prepare breakfast for our three dogs. I rotate feeding them each morsel from a designated doggie fork.
Our senior pooch looks forward to breakfast time the most, so she stomps her feet the entire time to make sure I notice her. Our youngest gal takes each morsel with gusto, and our youngest male snorts between bites.
Occasionally, one dog will rise. If I say, “sit,” the dog will listen but only if I preface the instruction by saying her name. Otherwise, she assumes I’m speaking to another pack member.
Theirs is a breakfast fit for champions.
While reflecting on my fur babies’ morning antics, I thought about how much God cares for me. 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.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.~Psalm 37:3-4 NKJV
Sometimes, though, I wonder if I am trusting God enough to receive the encouraging messages He says about me, like “I am with you always (Matthew 28:20 RSV)” or, that His good thoughts toward me outnumber the grains of sand on the beach (Psalm 139:17-18), or the twenty-six times He reminds 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 God, but when problems spill like cornflakes hitting the kitchen floor and I’m scrambling to pick up the crumbs, I wonder if God’s blessings really are for me, or if I’m a lost cause. I know I shouldn’t think this way, but the reality is sometimes those doubts do creep in.
As I fixed coffee one morning, I decided it was time I had a breakfast fit for a champion, and that 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 wanted to digest this word slowly and allow God’s goodness to seep into every cell of my being. I wanted to meditate on this truth until I could not doubt it was true–and that it was for me.
I wanted to digest this word slowly, and allow God’s goodness to seep into every cell of my being. I wanted to meditate on this truth until I could not doubt it was true–and that it was for me.~Diane Virginia, author of The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon
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 finally believed it was true. After all, if I choose to feed my dogs a champion’s breakfast because of my love for them, how much more must my heavenly Father love me.
Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pas He shall bring forth your righteousness as light, and your justice as the noonday.~Psalm 37: 5-6 NKJV
What about you? Are you ready to receive the goodness of the Lord that He’s speaking about you? He loves you! The banqueting table the Lord prepares for you is filled with juicy morsels He has made for you to enjoy. So, pull up a comfy chair, scooch up to the table, pick up your fork, and dine. You, my friend, are God’s champion.Are you ready to receive the goodness of the Lord that He’s speaking about you? He loves you! #BreakfastofChampions #VineWords Click To Tweet
What morsel from God’s Word are you presently digesting?
Father God, help me to dine with delight at Your banqueting table and receive every truth You’ve spoken to me as truth. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
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Published: October 5, 2019: Christian Devotions Ministries: Cindy Sproles, Executive Editor: Martin Wiles, Managing Editor
Meet Our Contributor
Diane Virginia (Cunio) is an award-winning author, and the founder/ administrator of VineWords: Devotions and More.
She is an ordained minister, holding credentials since 2005.
Diane’s book, The Kiss of Peace: A Contemporary Exploration into Song of Solomon (Mount Sion Ridge Press), won The Sparrow Award, Second Runner Up, at the Asheville Christian Writer’s Conference 2019. The sequel, Behind the Veil: Becoming the Ascended Bride of Song of Solomon, is in the works.
Diane is co-editor, co-compiler, and contributing author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
She has developed the model for motion-activated musical prayer centers for use in the garden retreat, themed to the places where the Bride of Christ travels to in the allegory, Song of Solomon. She envisions these prayer gardens to serve as refuges for seekers and believers alike where they can tarry, worship, and find or deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ.
Diane is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian Devotions Ministries, Faith Beyond Fear, Pentecostal Publishing House, PresbyCan Daily Devotional, The Secret Place, VineWords: Devotions and More, and other ministries.
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