Have you noticed there is a huge emphasis on the need for healthy eating? Supermarkets have been instructed to ensure they insert the nutritional value and labelling on food packets or cans, and all for the purpose of helping people make healthy choices in their purchases. A good example comes to mind and not in any way demean the story when they show children in less privileged countries suffering food starvation, one gets to see the impact of malnutrition. Which leads me to ask, what is the state of our spirit? How well spiritually nourished are we as a people?
Diet. The Word of God is our daily diet and is a way to stay well nourished. The word DIET comes from the Greek word dieta meaning “way of life.” In other words, healthy diet ought to be a way of life. Think with me for a moment, when one lacks food or the right diet, they become disillusioned, thinking is obscured and impaired to the point of one possibly fainting. And on the other hand, if one’s diet is proper and consistent, then sharpness of mind becomes inevitable; hence you can see why having the right diet is of critical importance.
Listen to what the scripture says in support of why we should nourish ourselves with the Word, “If you point out these instructions to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished [through study] on the words of the faith and of the good [Christian] doctrine which you have closely followed.” Read 1 Timothy 4:6 (AMP). The instruction being God’s Word of Faith we preach. Like what I am doing through these posts, highlighting God’s truth that will impact our human spirit.
Recall the scripture counsels us to “Study (to care for, attend to carefully, practice, be diligent in) to shew thyself approved unto God…” Read 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV). Here we see an emphasis on valuing the Word of God above all else. Listen to this, “Study this Book of Instruction continually…” Read Joshua 1:8 (NLT).
To be nourished is an absolute necessity in life, therefore, I thank my Lord Jesus, for His Word nourishes my soul, and I grow in the fullness of His Grace and Love.
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