According to a new study, Dallas tops the list for highest number of fast-food users in the nation. The study found that 34% of Dallas residents patronized a quick service restaurant 20 or more times a month, which makes us the number one market for fast-food users in the United States.

Here in Dallas, our favorite fast food is Mexican followed closely by chicken, which is no surprise considering both Taco Bell and Taco Bueno are headquartered here. As you might imagine, the reason for our fast food fetish relates to our busy lifestyles. We keep our schedules so full that we do not have time to sit down and eat; therefore, we find our way to the nearest fast-food restaurant.

However, the downside is that the more time spent in the drive through line and in fast food establishments, the more our health tends to suffer.

Likewise, our spiritual health is often the same way. We are too busy, and we do not take time to read the Bible, Pray and Worship. In short, we do not take time to feed our soul, and as a result, our spiritual health suffers.

Peter encouraged us by saying, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2).

Take some time out this week to slow down and have a good meal: physically and spiritually. Your body and soul will thank you for it.

Have a Blessed Day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D