Most of us try to feed our bodies three good meals a day. This is where we get the strength and energy we need to handle all the work we have to do. We are good at feeding our bodies, but what do we do to feed our spirits? Jesus said:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4 NKJV).
Food nourishes our body, but the Word of God nourishes our spirit. We are careful to nourish our bodies, but often neglect to feed our spirits. So many times we wonder why we are feeling weak and discouraged on the inside, and we never stop to think that it is because we are neglecting to feed the inner man.
King Solomon wrote:
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV).
You may have heard the expression: You only get out what you put in. This not only applies to your body, but it also applies to your spirit. We are often careful about what we put into our bodies, but not what we put into our spirits. We know we can’t have healthy bodies if we eat junk food, but we do little to keep from feeding our hearts with junk all day long. We listen to the News and watch television, but we spend little time meditating on the Word of God. It is time to get rid of the junk, and feed our spirits some good, healthy food!
So often I see God’s saints get excited about feeding themselves on the Word of God, and then quickly get discouraged. The reason is because they try to do too much too soon. All you really need to do to start is focus on one powerful verse of Scripture each day. Meditate on that verse, and then apply it to your life. You will soon be amazed at the effect the Word of God will have on you.
You don’t feed your body just once a week, and neither can you feed your spirit just once a week. You need to feed it every day. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, so learn to start each morning with the Word of God, then feed on that verse all day long. Write the Scripture and reference down, then put it in a place where you can see it all the time. Read it out loud and find ways to apply it to your life. The result will be that the Word will begin to dominate your life and you will find yourself living a greater life of victory.
You are holy, dear saint!
[All Scripture quotations have been taken from The Holy Bible, New King James Version, copyright 1982,Thomas Nelson Inc.]