A nourished life is a strong life. It is strong because its roots are embedded deep into the soil of God’s Word. Listen to what the Bible says, “For, in fact, in one Spirit all of us–whether we are Jews or Gentiles, slaves or free men–were baptized to form but one body; and we were all nourished by that one Spirit.” Read 1 Corinthians 12:13 (WEY). The Hebrew word for nourish is chayah – (to preserve or kept alive). In other words, God’s Spirit preserves, sustains, and keeps alive. Therefore, I thank the Lord, for He has chosen to preserve my life, my home, my endeavours including all that concerns me in the Name of Jesus.
I thank God for preserving and making the Gospel of Christ come alive in our hearts, our homes, our Churches, our nations in the Name of Jesus. Watch this, “Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Read Psalm 92:13 (KJV). Watch this, when you are nourished then you will flourish. If there is no nourishment, how then can one flourish? Where there is no content, then a lack of substance becomes inevitable.
Now, not everyone will be nourished or flourish, why? If they are not planted in the house of the Lord. Therefore, won’t you think it is important for you and me to be rooted in God and His Word? My Bible says it better “But they are not connected to Christ, the Head to which all of us who are His Body are joined; for we are joined together by His strong sinews, and we grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God.” Read Colossians 2:19 (TLB).
Ricky, I hear what you are saying, so what then are the ways I can stay constantly spiritually nourished? I truly believe, one of the key components to staying nourished spiritually is:
- Fellowship (in the Greek refers to participation, communion, sharing in spiritual fellowship and contributory help). The Bible says “Not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.” Read Hebrews 10:25 (AMP). So two purposes here [attending Church services and encouraging one another]. In other words folks, we need each other; to encourage, to help, to support one another. It is unhealthy to operate in a silo, and that is why the scripture counsels “not forsaking our meetings” (which means you should attend Church or your Circle of Friends group or mid-week services) as regularly as you possibly can.
A fellowship is active and not a dormant exercise. It requires you going out of your way and on purpose reaching out and developing Godly relationships with like-minded believers.
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