Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 11 - Fast Food

We were moving and it was hectic. It was easiest to get “take out” or stop by McDonalds. Then we walked into a home of some friends and the roast beef smelled wonderful. The fast food had filled the need of the moment but the roast beef and potatoes were so much more satisfying.

We all know the slow slide our bodies take when we “fast food” it too much; the little extra bulk here and the sluggishness there. It’s not hard to make the connection between input and results.

The same effect is true in our Spirits. We often try to “fast food” it as Christians with our spiritual diet. Oh we get some nutrition from our verse for the day, our quick reading and our prayer on the way out the door. But often our hearts hunger for the “roast beef” and we don’t even recognize it.

Sluggishness sets into the soul too when we neglect good nutrition too long. Are you finding the telltale little bulges of unrest in your soul? Maybe some deposits of anger or irritation? Are lack of peace and impatience beginning to show a slow slide in your spirit?

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter2:2 & 3

Examine your spiritual diet today. Fast food is great for those crazy days once in awhile but if it is your steady diet your soul will be malnourished.

God longs to feed your soul. When He does your soul will find a satisfaction that will keep you going back. He provides a meal you don’t want to miss.

How to you find spiritual nutrition when you only know the way to “McDonalds”?

  • Put a CD of Christian music in your car.
  • Read your Bible and ask God to speak to you by His Holy Spirit.
  • Get to a good worship service and ask His presence to touch your heart.
  • Take some time to pray alone and just listen.
  • Get into a Bible study group or find a Christian friend to talk with.
  • Go for a walk and pray

Take responsibility for your spiritual condition. Real satisfaction awaits you as you crave pure spiritual food. Ask God to help you hunger for Him in new ways. He has a feast for those who linger with Him.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Today I ask that You will rekindle my hunger for You. I pray that You will lead me in new ways of knowing You. I ask that You will help me take the time to grow up in my spiritual tastes. Thank you for the nutrition You have provided in spiritual fast food, but help me to desire more. I know you have a feast for those who take the time to come. May I be one of them.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.