|My favorite breakfast: Eggs Benedict! (via Pinterest)
As I continue to recover from giving birth and adjust to my new life as a mom, I’m learning all kinds of things that no one mentions to tell you about regarding birth and new babies. For starters, no one told me that breast feeding would make me even more ravenous than when I was pregnant. (Or maybe it’s just me?!)
Y’all, I want to eat all the time.
This week, however, somehow I neglected to eat breakfast twice this week. Perhaps it’s because by the time we’re actually fully waking up for the day, it’s around noon and time for lunch, but on the days I’ve missed breakfast, I’ve been even hungrier throughout the day.
Here’s an example: yesterday, I forgot to eat breakfast, but managed to have a delicious feast for lunch at a new barbecue restaurant in Charlottesville where I consumed a fried chicken biscuit with pimento cheese, sausage gravy, and pickles PLUS a side of macaroni and cheese. It was delicious!! I devoured it in half the time of my friends and somehow, at the end of such a heavy meal, I was still hungry. Seriously?!
When I came home, I couldn’t believe I still wanted more food. Then, I remembered that I had neglected to feed myself the most important meal of the day, and saw how it totally threw me off. So, I tried to hold myself off with lots of carrots and clementines until dinner.
You and I have both heard over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in this new season, I’m seeing its importance more and more. A good breakfast gives you the foundation you need to start your day off right. It fills you up early, so you don’t crave food as much throughout the day.
In the same way, starting off our mornings spending time with the Lord can help to set the tone for the entire day. It gives us a chance to inhale God’s Truth before we set about the rest of our days, checking off to-do lists left and right. It can re-center us, provide us with a stronger foundation, and make us increasingly aware that He’s with us throughout our day.
Just like it’s important to remember to eat breakfast (something I hope I won’t be forgetting any time soon), we need to remember to take some time to feed on God and His Word each morning.
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight.
“He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.