The Importance Of Breakfast
By: Dr. Phyllis J. Arno
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is because you have gone all night without eating, and your BODY, SOUL, and SPIRIT need “fuel” to function.
FOR OUR BODY, we need to start our day with a good nutritious breakfast to sustain us physically.
FOR OUR SOUL, we need to start our day with a good nutritious breakfast on the Word of God to sustain our minds, will, and emotions. In temperament terms, this is our Inclusion, Control, and Affection.
FOR OUR SPIRIT, we need to start our day with a good nutritious breakfast of the Fruit of the Spirit as outlined in Galatians 5:22-26:
LOVE, JOY, PEACE
LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS
FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL
In his book “The Ministry of the Holy Spirit” William Fitch asks the question:
What is this fruit? He then explains that it is the likeness of Jesus Christ, Himself, in His followers. This is why we speak of “fruit” and not fruits,” it is one fruit. Christ cannot be subdivided.
I would like to encourage you to start each day with the Lord. When your eyes open and your mind tells you it is time to get up, your first thoughts could be: “Good morning, Lord, thank you for this new day. I lay my day in your hands, and I ask you to guide and direct my steps throughout this new day.”
Proverbs 23:7 tells us: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he….”
We never know what a day will bring; however, we do know that if we start with the Lord, He will bring us through each day.
We must learn to maintain balance in our body, soul, and spirit. We can’t feed one area and neglect the other two.
We must be equipped body, soul, and spirit to fulfill the call that God has on our life. We are called according to His purpose.
In John 4:34, Jesus said:
“My meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work.”
We need to keep in mind that:
The SOUL wants to be in control.
The SPIRIT must be in control.
The BODY will please the one that is in control.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION APPLIES TO ALL THE TEMPERAMENTS AS WE ARE ALL CREATED BY GOD WITH A BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO START YOUR DAY WITH A BALANCED BREAKFAST FOR YOUR BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT!