I’ve decided that if I got one dollar bills for all the money I spend on groceries that maybe I could save myself the time of shopping for groceries and just eat the dollars instead, there certainly would be a mass quantity of them.
That would be a little like trying to short cut personal time with God every day. Just like my body needs the nourishment of actual food, in order to remain spirtually healthy I need to consume the Bread of Life and Living Water required to keep it from dying of hunger and thirst.
Just think how much time you would spend with God, if every time you ate you took equal time to talk to God or spend time reading His word. I’m not actually suggesting that, for most people it would be unpractical, but it is necessary to feed our spiritual needs as well as our physical body.