Munch Munch Crumble

Mar 17
I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 
1 Corinthians 16:7 NIV

Munch. Munch. Crumble. Munch. Munch. Crumble. This is how I begin most mornings. I breakfast on a granola bar and a glass of water almost every day.  And usually I eat it over the sink.  Munch. Munch. Crumble.  The granola bar is crunchy and makes a mess.  I don’t take the time to sit as I should and savor it’s honey oat sweetness.   I don’t linger over bites and enjoy them as Faith eats her cereal. 

 I eat it standing over the sink, so as not to get crumbs on the floor.  I’m standing for a fast get-away.  I can eat and run.  Munch. Munch. Crumble. Dash!  That way I can get on to my list.  You know the one I simply must get done without delay. The beds. The laundry. The bathrooms. The emails. The phone calls. The shower.  

It occurred to me sometime during a munch and a crumble that I am sometimes like that with God.  I shove in an obligatory devotion so that I can check Him off of my list.  Spend time with God? Check!  Except I really didn’t spend time with Him.  I only rested my thoughts on Him for a fleeting moment.  I only had a quick munch with Him, and I’m off to the next thing.  

God calls us to a relationship with Him.  He longs for it.  To have that relationship, we must spend time with Him.  We need to spend time in His word – actually sit and savor the Bible a little bit.  We need to spend time in prayer – not the “Good bread, good meat, good God, let’s eat” prayer.  I mean serious conversation with our Father.  We need to spend time in praise – glorifying His matchless name.  We need to have a meal with God, not a munch, munch, crumble.  
As I have changed the way I meet with God, God has changed me.  It’s just that simple.  Join me this week as I sit down and savor God.  Instead of a munch, munch, crumble, let’s make it a munch, munch, humble.

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  • kmom3 Mar 17 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, how blessed I am when I sit down to a “full meal” with my Savior!!!! Thank you for this reminder. I love this! “Munch, munch, humble”!! You are terrific!

  • Kim Mar 17 at 3:33 pm

    Wow..what a beautiful post. You are so right, so often it’s easy to get in a quick munch…when GOD has SO much more for us!!

    I’m with you…I want munch..munch..humble!!

    Thanks for spurring me on today my friend.


  • Christina Mar 17 at 5:34 pm

    Guilty. I am so guilty of this one. I seem to do everything on the run. Sometimes it is hard for me to sit and talk to God and just spend time with Him, but today I will try and I will keep this post in my mind along with some other great one’s I read today.

  • Cheri Mar 17 at 6:32 pm

    I’m with ya here, girl!

  • Vicki Mar 17 at 7:27 pm

    The scripture you chose also spoke to my heart….thank you for this. We need the Lord so desperately, and yet we put Him last so much of the time. Will join you this week in a more leisurely “dine” with our blessed Savior.

  • Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) Mar 17 at 8:00 pm

    Oh. That is so me in the mornings.

    Thanks for the challenge to slow down and savor what He has to show me!

  • Sita Henderson Mar 18 at 3:27 pm

    I am definitely with you. As I reflect this week on the Cross, it is truly humbling and mind-blowing to know that we are dining on His Body and Blood shed for us. I just want God to resensitize me to the price that was paid for me to have the privilege to sup with Him.

  • MaryLu Mar 18 at 6:29 pm

    Munch and crumble! Oh, my goodness, that is too funny, I’ve been doing a bit of that too, I must confess. “I gotta get my three chapters read!” Never mind the fact that I may not have gotten a thing out of them.
    Will try for the “humble” part tomorrow.

  • Amy Wyatt Mar 20 at 3:30 pm

    He has a multi course feast at the table where we can sit and dine until we are filled… but we settle for a quick bite on our way out the door to someplace else. Thanks for the reminder to “Come and dine” (Remember that old song. You should add it to this post.)

  • Tiffany Stuart Mar 20 at 6:33 pm

    Love this post. Beautifully said.

    Happy Easter. He is risen.

  • DeAnna Mar 20 at 10:17 pm

    Great post! Amen, sister!

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