The title of this post comes from the latest edition of Psychology Today. The article discusses the importance of starting the day with the right kind of food, and it issues a warning: Skipping the first meal of the day sets in motion hormonal changes linked to appetite shifts, obesity, and diabetes.
A breakfast full of proper nutrition will help to regulate many body systems that have a lasting impact on alertness and general health. People who skip breakfast often report that they end up feeling more tired and less energetic.
After reading this article, I couldn’t help but notice the spiritual parallels. To grow physically, we need proper nutrition, and to grow spiritually, we need spiritual food. This truth is seen in the words of Jesus: Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Luke 4:4).
If you find yourself experiencing the spiritual doldrums, you may want to check the menu. What have you been eating for breakfast? What has been the source of your nutrition–muffins or the manna from heaven?