Spiritual Snacks

How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days

Ever since my grocery store debacle, I’ve been thinking about proactive ways to crave and rely on God’s Word rather than just stuffing my face when I’m hungry, stressed, tired, or overworked.

I keep coming back to the idea of little “spiritual snacks” throughout the day.   

(As an aside, has anyone seen How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days where Kate Hudson says, “Ben has prepared a little musical snack for his new friend Mrs. DeLauer….”  One of my favorite lines, but I digress.  Sorry if that means nothing to you.)

Back to spiritual snacks…

Nothing fancy, just a verse or two set aside to sustain you throughout the day.  A reminder, a promise, a prayer.  The great thing about the Bible is there’s pretty much a verse for everything you need.  Have a problem with too many boys vying for your affection?  There’s a verse for that! 

“Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me…”
Psalm 56:1
Alas, that is not a problem I’m currently facing, but if that’s you, Psalm 56:1 is a gem!
Currently, taped to my computer is 1 Peter 5:10 from the NKJV version:

“May the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”
Isn’t that the best?  I found that about a month ago and since then it has become the inhale and exhale of my day and the cry of my heart—God of ALL grace, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle me!
We can all use little nuggets of truth throughout the day.  If we want to crave God’s word, we need to begin to see how it can sustain us daily.  Find a few verses and put them in places that are easy to spot—your computer, mirror, steering wheel, refrigerator—and take time  to meditate on God’s truths and take them to heart. 

I don’t always succeed, but I’m working on seeking out a little spiritual snack first and then going for the Twizzlers. 

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight.”
Jeremiah 15:16