God calls us to sit with Him daily; not for a snack or a quick cup of coffee I can quickly consume on my way to do other things more purposefully, but to enjoy His perfectly prepared meal – on purpose.
Maybe you come here today with a solid habit of sitting daily at His table for a well prepared meal, or maybe you are still developing that daily habit. Whichever is the case, I’m so glad you are here! My hope is that each time you find your way here, God will speak to you in a real and intimate way.
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 Peter 2: 2-3(niv)He’s Waiting
It all starts with good eating habits. Everyday God is sitting at the table, a table He has set just for you. He is in His chair and your chair is pulled out, just waiting for you to come sit down. The table is set with a meal created with you in mind. He knows the events of the day you are about to journey into. He knows exactly what kind of soul nourishing meal you need to face that day and He has prepared JUST. FOR. YOU.
The Word is opened and on the table, He is sitting there to guide you through it and fill your soul with the ‘food of the Spirit’ you need to be fruitful that day.
- What fears are you going to need power to overcome today?
- What distractions are you going to need to be blinded from today?
- What surprises are coming your way that have the potential to rock your world if you are not prepared?
Think of the many days you have set out for the day thinking you knew what to expect and found it was a completely different day altogether. Were you prepared? Did you respond to those days in the flesh or in the spirit? Do you know what this day holds? We cannot know. We may think we know, but we don’t.
But He knows. And so He sits and waits.
A reservation for 2 that never expires.
But the meal cannot be served until the entire party is seated.
How long will I keep my Father waiting?
When I am tempted to skip a meal with God, this visualization of God sitting at a table for 2, waiting for me, helps me readjust my priorities and remember that the meals God prepares for us at His table each day are planned according to our nutritional needs. Whether it’s an ‘orange’ to fight off something that is going around, a ‘glass of milk’ to make us stronger for what is coming our way, or some ‘broccoli’ just because it’s good for us, God knows exactly what meal to plan for us and He delivers it through the reading of His word.
No one can force us to take that first bite. God calls us to the table, God puts the spiritual milk in front of us, but we have to sit down and partake – on purpose!
What meal has God prepared for us today?
Let’s go to the table daily to find out, for we know it is good!
Father, make this word fresh in my heart today. Give me a craving for Your word, Your will and Your presence. Forgive me Lord, for the times you have prepared a meal for me and I never showed up to share it with You. Thank you God that my reservation for 2 never expires and the meal is always fresh and prepared just for me. Thank you Lord for first loving me so much so that You desire to prepare a soul satisfying meal just for me. I am amazed and humbled at the thought of this. As I take this time with you today, let me fall deeper in love with You, increasing my craving for Your word , Your will and Your presence. Lord, give me eyes to see the things that keep me from coming to your table daily so that I may confess, repent and be healed of it. Use this scripture, Father, to remind me daily that You desire me to grow strong in my salvation, so that I may walk in Your will, to Your glory.
I come to you in the name of my precious Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.