On the table above this sentence are three foods: apples, hot tea and the Bible, food for both physical and spiritual health and growth. The Lord says:
Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance. Isaiah 55:2
Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” John 6: 32-33
My Momma used to say, “No Bible, no breakfast.” I only learned that when I read her journal after she passed away, so it is special to me. But… I am one of those people who need to eat first so I am clear-headed enough to read. I still love that saying because Momma’s four words prioritize how vital God’s Word is to our spiritual growth.
There is a direct correlation between the two. The more you feed on God’s Word, the more likely you are to grow spiritually. Noone can say…”I accidentally became a very strong Christian!” We have to, on purpose seek and learn the Bible, be hungry for it,just as we would seek any goal we strongly desire.
Jesus helps us with all of it. We just put our heart into it and He makes us what we are. That reminds me of another quote that both humbled me and excited me when I thought about it…”I am only what God makes me.” He cannot make me anything I don’t ask for. It’s on me, us, to purposefully seek all that He has for us. He is faithful to be found every single time:)
Thank You for being the best teacher ever and saying things in a way that our hearts and minds can understand. We want Your spiritual food so that we can grow into whatever You have planned for us. Please bless us with physical and spiritual health during this time of Covid-19 and always with Your presence and wisdom. We love You so much! Amen
Love and many prayers to all of you!