Written by Todd White

March 9, 2020
Hey guys,

Did you know that just like with our physical body, what we feed on spiritually matters greatly in determining our health? The body needs good nutrition daily, and our spirit does too. You may have eaten a big meal yesterday or the day before, but after a while, your body will tell you that it’s empty, and it’s time to fuel up again. You need a good, consistent diet that will replenish the energy you use up each day. Spiritually, we also need daily bread and living water. We have to be in God’s Word regularly and continually receive fresh manna from heaven, which is Jesus! When we feed on the Word, our spiritual nutrients are coming from the very Son of God. Jesus is the living bread that came down from heaven. When we spend time reading the Word, we are in reality partaking of Him and it soon becomes clear that yesterday’s manna won’t suffice for today’s living bread.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God…that’s how faith grows! It restores us, transforms us and makes us brand new. Without this, we cannot grow strong spiritually. God’s Word is what equips us to fight the enemy. Hebrews 4:12 (NASB) tells us, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”  Faith comes by hearing God’s voice through the pages of His Word. All scripture is breathed by God, in 2 Timothy 3:16 it says, “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness“…Every scripture we read is alive and dividing truth from lies!   The truth in God’s Word dismembers all of hell’s lies and detaches human reality from God reality. It shows us who we were actually created to be! We can always count on God’s Word to guide and protect us. If we don’t have simple devotion to get in the Word and find out who God says we are, then the stranger’s voice can begin to sound more appealing. You have to know the Shepherds voice! The better we know what He says, the less likely we would follow an imposter.  Jesus said, “…and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” John 10:4-5 (NASB) Just like you can’t depend on someone else to eat food for you, you need to get into the Word for yourself. Don’t depend on only your pastor to feed you. Just one sermon every week or so won’t cut it; you have to feed on your own.   Sure, you can live as a Christian for years, only living from service to service, still being a good person, helping at church… but to truly be strong you need to dig into the Word for yourself! There is so much in scripture that will feed your soul and spirit! It’s a diet rich in truth, love and power, and it is always fresh. It never runs out or goes stale! That’s amazing!

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