Food For The Soul That Gives Life
Eating is an essential for living and staying alive physically. Nutrients and vitamins are a must for everyday health. What we put into our bodies affect the way we feel, think and do things. If we want to feel good and get things done we eat well and if we do not eat well, we feel bad and out of energy as our health declines. The same principal is applied to our spiritual health as well with the Living Word being our daily bread, vitamins and nutrients.
"But He answered and said, 'It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4:4 NKJV).
In order to have a healthy spirit we must put in the right foods that will strengthen our spiritual immune system and fight off unwanted diseases. When we put the wrong food in whether it comes from TV, magazines, books, etc., it is all still relevant and ultimately affects our overall spiritual health and growth. For instance we can not read a portion of the word in the morning and then go eat spiritual garbage the rest of the day. Just like we can not take vitamins and then eat junk all day and expect the doctor to say we are in great physical condition.
"For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life." (Galatians 6:8).
We should seek to start the day with the Lord, continuing throughout the day with Him and then finishing with Him. Growth is accomplished by consistency and persistence within the word of God, day in and day out. In order to become stronger we must eat spiritually healthy as much as possible each and every day. The question we should all ask ourselves is, "How much good food am I feeding my soul and spirit? Am I sowing to the spirit?"
"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12).