What we put into our body matters. The foods we eat can either help or hinder our health. Yesterday, I mentioned stopping at a fast food joint. Sometimes we do this but it is not an everyday occurrence. I value what goes in my body. Is every food choice the best choice? No, but I try to make it a point to have the majority of what I eat to be of nutritional value; to be something that will build me up and not tear me down.
Our spiritual lives work in the same manner. We are what we eat, spiritually. If all that we are ever digest is the negatives of this world then we are robbing our spirit of the vital nutrients that can increase our awareness and spiritual health. The Bible says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” (Rom. 10:17). What we assimilate in our being is what will be produced in our spirit and in our lives.
God’s word has everything in it we need. A daily diet of letting Him speak to us through His word, through His preachers and teachers will enrich our spiritual lives and make us stronger in Him. When adversity and the storms of life rise His word that has already been deeply instilled in us pops into action and carries us through to the other side.
We need God’s word everyday. We need it to grow. We need it to learn. We need it to increase our faith. We will never be the healthy Christian that we need to be if we leave the word of God out of our daily routines. God’s word will build you up and make you stronger in Him. Many are diligent about their natural health but watch what you eat spiritually. It can make the difference between spiritual health and spiritual sickness.