Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Guest Post: Fast Food Faith or Feasting with The King

We are a busy bunch aren’t we? Our plates our full, and we say yes to a plethora of activities without ever checking in with the One who fills our plates with good things.
I am not equipped to live this life apart from God.
Neither are you.
I cannot be the woman, wife, mother that God wants me to be apart from prioritizing Him having His way with me, IN ME.
My default is self, and I grab the reigns for this ride of life because (I believe) if I don’t who will? I buy into the lie that I am the one who needs to take charge and my God grows smaller as I push Him off His throne of grace and seize the day.
I charge into the day, having read a few words from the Bible and getting on thinking I am good with God, and I am all set for the day. Then I find my fuse short, my day long and I wonder why I feel a rumbling hunger in my soul, unquenchable angst of the heart.
I have no desire for Him, unless I spend time in intimacy with Him.
Like food, we acquire a taste and appetite for more of that which nourishes us and tastes good! Time with God nourishes us and tastes good. It provides for us what we need to get through the day with energy and zeal. But I confess, that the taste must be aquired, and there are a number of  forces competing for our attention.
The question becomes, do we want more of Him or more of Self? I have lived a good part of my life allowing self to reign. I think sometimes we kid ourselves into believing we are too busy for God, or sometimes we allow other things to squeeze out our desire to prioritize spending time with Him. We don’t say we are too busy for Him, we are to pious for that! No, we just get through the day like a stray dog begging for scraps, instead of recognizing our place at the King’s Table.
How can we who have this One Faithful Loving God ready and available to us, yet settle for fast food faith that doesn’t satisfy?
Are you spiritually malnourished or nourished at His table?
Take time to sit at the King’s Table today, will you- you won’t regret feasting with Him.
Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love. Song of Solomon 2:4

Special thanks to Dawn from for guest posting for me this week. Please stop by her blog for more great posts and poetry too!


  1. My sweet Shanyn, you are a blessing- an amazing woman! Thank you for having me here. I will prep a post and link. You are a girl after my own heart I tell ya- I do not know how you manage all you do! Truly!

  2. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.