God's Will For Man - Food For Your Thoughts: A little slice of heaven on earth

Writer Author  Joshua Mumphrey
Christian Column : Christian Living  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer Dinners have always been a big part of our family and our tradition like many. Tables lined with beautiful décor, overly polished sliver-wear and even matching lap napkins, would often display the seriousness and planning that went into a single evening meal.

It seems that I can still taste and smell the food even now filling the house on those long hot summers, with fresh baked bread hot out of the oven served with nicely chopped vegetables and a mouth watering steak. Oh boy, don’t I miss that good home cooking, but I also miss something a bit more.

It was always such a joyful time to laugh, cry and laugh some more. It was a great time to spend with family and friends seated all around passing well prepared dishes across the table. It was something I’d like to call, my little slice of heaven on earth.

I cherish those moments now days, not just because of the food, don’t get me wrong it was delicious, but it wasn’t what made those times so memorable. It was the time that we shared together and how much fun we had with one another. It was a perfectly healthy recipe for happiness served with a side of laughter. I heard it’s good for the soul.

When we left at the end of each evening, we could honestly say we were full in mind and in body caught up in joy, but sometimes in life as much as we don’t want them to, things do change…

Several times in our lives we get a little complacent, and like myself a little too busy, a little too tired or swamped to care or notice. We often lose the closeness, the connection we once had by the unwanted and overbearing problems we face daily.

It gradually grows to seeing one another once a week, to twice a month and maybe three times a year. Conversations by phone just aren’t what they use to be. You can feel the distance between you gradually growing, but you’re to caught up, to bother and stressed out, so you just deal and do nothing.

This is the most common flaw in families not just in the country but in the world. We get so focused on what we can provide for each other or what’s healthy for our physical bodies, instead of focusing on what nutrients are best for our emotional and spiritual growth.

Things like a simple prayer and faith in God can help restore and remind us of what matters most. We must try doing things a little different, rearranging are hectic schedules, pushing those heavy overbearing to-do’s around, making enough time for our families.

You have to ask yourself, we all do at some point or another “What matters most in my life?” Once you truly sort through everything even the little pieces, you’ll find that closeness, that joy and happiness that was lost.

Out of everything I’ve learned about family and the many dinners we’ve shared throughout the years, is that I’m more than ever satisfied not by the natural, but by the emotional and spiritual food in my mind and thoughts. I know, they will never leave me hungry or in need.

It’s the kind of food that’s priceless and hassle free. You just can’t help but enjoy!

Spiritual Acknowledgments -

Mat 4:4 (KJV) "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."

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