26 Jul Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 53
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 53-West Palm Beach, Florida:
This may sound old fashion, but there is a practice we need to add back into our daily routines and that is the act of praying at meals on a more consistent basis. For generations this was a focal point of the day. Families would go collect the food from the garden or go into town to get the necessities for supper. Everyone would pitch in and soon afterward the house was full of good cheer (on most days), wonderful smells, and the presence of God was all around.
After the meal was prepared and placed at the table, the family would then join hands to pray in their particular manner to our Heavenly Father. It was a special moment in time and one that should not be forgotten in today’s today’s fast paced environment. Technology and fast food are the norms at the dinner table as God and family are pushed to the back burner. These are different times that we live under, but that does not mean that Jesus should not have a place at our table regardless of where a meal is served.
When we include God through our prayers at meals we show gratitude, appreciation, and acceptance for all of the blessings not only in our own life, but also in the lives of those that we love the most in this world. The presence of God is very powerful and when we pray at breakfast, lunch and dinner the Almighty Father is listening. That is why there is really no good excuse for why we chose to exclude Him out of this critical family moment from which we all can learn and share in God’s love as we include him in our daily lives.
Reflection Day #53
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: