Chicken McBytes

Written by on February 7, 2012

"Give us this day our Chicken McBytes…" (Jesus, in Luke 11:3, LHV)

I figure devotional times are a lot like sitting down to a full-course meal. They fill you up, providing strength and wholeness. Listening to God by spending time in His Word and getting tuned into His voice in prayer is like taking in a nourishing and satisfying feast – body, soul, and spirit.

But if your schedule's like mine, there are days when you don't have time for a complete download of God's audio file all in one sitting. For that matter, who's sitting? Some days we're running.

On days we don't have time for an entire McHappy Meal, I figure there's grace for a few snacks – a bit like grabbing some Chicken McBites on the run. We can listen for brief sound bytes of God’s voice, as it were, throughout the day.

Tune in to a few Bible verses on the iPod or smart phone. Tack a sticky note to the bathroom mirror with a key verse for the week. Flip the journal open to revisit a promise you heard a few weeks ago. Read a proverb or two aloud as you fly out the door. Or share the meal – on an index card, scribble a note of godly encouragement that includes a Bible verse for a friend.

Chicken McBytes, anyone? 

How do you connect with the Lord on days when you're on the run?

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  1. William   On   February 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    !. I love McDonalds. Not very spiritual, but hey. 🙂

    2. When I’m on the run I pray in tongues when I’m alone in the car (which is how I run). That disconnects my mind from everything and nobody hears me.

    3. When I talk to people along the “run,” I bring God into the conversation. Like the Misty Edwards song – I don’t want to talk about You like You’re not in the room. When two or more people talk about the Lord, it’s amazing how He joins in. And how our spirits are lifted up.

    4. Like the WordPress theme you chose for the layouts here. Great minds thinking alike? 🙂


    • Lynn Hare   On   February 23, 2012 at 12:03 am

      Thanks for the comment! I’m not a super-big fan of McDonald’s, but I like the names of their products. I love that you bring God into the conversation – I like Misty Edwards, too. I have a Pandora station named after her. Yes, even talking about the Lord lifts our spirits, I agree.

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