Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. That is due to the fact that it instantly increases the energy level of your body and returns the glucose level in your blood to normal following an overnight fast. Thus the name, break-fast.
I so enjoy starting my day off joining those close to me for coffee. Or breakfast. It’s our time to plan our day’s activities and catch up on the current events in each other’s lives. It’s never complete without a little coffee, maple syrup, prayer and laughter.
I got in the habit after working nights. It was the equivalent of the day shift employee meeting friends out at happy hour after work. It let me wind down. Then I would go home and go to bed.
Speaking of breaking fast, the subject of fasting is found in the bible many times.
It is meant as a time to abstain from food or drink. It allows one that time to spend in prayer. It sharpens one’s self-discipline. It turns the focus off of selfish desires to spiritual thoughts. It should be a private, intimate act between man and God. Jesus was the perfect example. He was seen on several occasions withdrawing from the crowds, His family, His disciples to be alone with His father.
I know I could definitely use some time alone with just my Father. Not my earthly father that I live with, but my Heavenly Father. No distractions. To really listen to His plan for me. Not my own. To escape the selfish desires of my own life and really see things from God’s perspective.
How about you?
And when we’re all done with our fasts, give me a post. And let’s do breakfast! 🙂
Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. –
Love and laughter,