Faith

Enjoy Your Meal

“Enjoy your meal.”  Those words are music to my ears, especially when it’s something I’ve eaten before and I know is yummy!

One of my pet peeves is getting called away from my meal.  My children know, if there’s something they need me to do, they need to ask before I sit down to enjoy my meal (or before it’s served) or wait till after I’m done.  Now that they’re older, it’s not so much an issue, though my 6-year-old still has a habit of waiting till the server brings my meal to tell me she needs to go to the bathroom!

 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…Psalm 23:5

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As particular as I am about physical food, feeding on God’s Word is even more important.  Christians are merely branches of the True Vine called to rest in Jesus and what He’s done.  It’s a life of faith, but faith requires feeding.  Faith food is God’s Word and He’s prepared choice morsels for a restful, victorious life, as He fights our battles.

You live this vine life seated at the table of God’s Word. 

If you’re like me, you’re bombarded daily with issues designed to pull you away from your restful position.  The enemy uses these stressful situations to provoke us to get up from rest and DO something about whatever concerns us.  He knows exactly what buttons to push and I’ll admit I’ve fallen for them often.  The Lord showed me the key to victory in Psalm 23.

Stay seated.

Don’t get up from His table.  Stay seated and keep enjoying God’s food, even while the enemy is in your face taunting you.  Feed your faith in the presence of your enemies.  If you move from faith into flesh, you’ll have to win the battle.  If you sit and feed your trust in the Lord, you’ll see Him fight your battles and utterly overwhelm them.

 

 

Thanks for reading my post.  I hope you’re encouraged!
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6 thoughts on “Enjoy Your Meal”

    1. Awesome! Welcome to the family☺️. I don’t know where you live, but as former military we’ve lived several places. We just visited different churches, typically non-denominational, until we found ones that preach Jesus: who He is and what He’s done for us at the cross. It’s the cross and what you know and believe happened there that changes EVERYTHING. It’s His love and grace that transforms us, not trying harder. The Holy Spirit will let you know when you’ve found the right church. Once your there, getting fed “good food,” you’ll stay there. I’m so excited for you!
      Grace and peace, Vanessa.

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      1. I live in the UK 🙂 Church of England is out of the question. They compromised too much with faith and core Christian tenets. I feel a bit shy since I have to go alone. But I’ll start by checking out Baptists this week or next.

        To me, it’s all or nothing. I grew up with the lame state church in Sweden. It’s the same with all the state churches in Europe. They are just an extension of the state. Not much to do with God. If thee state thinks homosexuality is ok, so do they. Never mind the Bible. There are other churches but unfortunately they are considered to be borderline sects by most people. So it’s a bit stigmatised.
        But fortunately there is a large international community where I live. Americans, Africans, East Europeans and others who tend to be a bit more religious. I just hope there is a spot for me. in one of these churches… Self conscious.
        I think I’lll blog about it even if it’s a bit off topic for my blog.

        Sorry about such a long comment but I got really encouraged by your comment 🙂

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