Spiritual Nourishment

Jesus told them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never become hungry, and whoever believes in me will never become thirsty. (John 6:35 GW)

 

Eating is a required part of our daily lives in order to stay alive. People spend a lot of time trying to figure out what they are going to eat so they can feel satisfied, but the real question is do they spend the same amount of time trying to figure out how to satisfy their spirits? Our spirits need the same amount of attention and nutrition, if not more, in order to stay spiritually strong. Jesus said He is the bread of life and whoever comes to Him will never be hungry or thirsty—in Him is complete satisfaction. His Word rejuvenates our bodies, our minds, and our spirits the more we meditate on it. You can’t just eat on Sunday mornings and expect to stay full for the rest of the week, just as you can’t eat one day a week and expect to be functioning at an optimal level.  Just as you have to eat physical food daily, you have to eat God’s Word just as much. You’re probably thinking “how can I eat the Word of God?” Eating the Word simply means reading the Word, meditating the Word, listening to the Word, and speaking the Word. The Word should be in front of your eyes, in your ears, and coming out of your mouth more than anything else. When you eat God’s Word you will never be hungry. His Word provides the nutrients you need to grow up healthy and strong in your Christian walk. There is no other way to get spiritual nourishment than from the Nourisher Himself and from His Word. 

Numerous times in scripture it says to meditate the Word of God day and night and never to let it depart from your sight. This is a continuous job that requires time and effort. You cannot be lazy in your relationship with God and expect to be victorious. Just as you feed your body multiple times a day, you must feed your spirit even more.  You will find that the more Word  you have in you, the easier life will become because you have a solution for every situation. Your body goes through changes when you feed on the Word—healing takes place, anxiety and doubt fade, peace dwells within, fear dissipates, etc. No longer accept being a baby Christian only eating snacks of the scriptures you “like.” Grow up in God and eat the full meat of His Word and watch how strong and healthy you will be in this decaying world.

Action Step:

Set aside different times of the day to seek God’s face, commune with Him, and to read His Word. The more of God you have, the more joy and revelation you will have.

Meditation Scripture (s):

Jesus answered, “Scripture says, ‘A person cannot live on bread alone but on every word that God speaks.’” (Matthew 4:4 GW)

Anyone who has to drink milk is still a child, without any experience in the matter of right and wrong. Solid food, on the other hand, is for adults, who through practice are able to distinguish between good and evil. (Heb. 5:13-14 GNT)

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