I have learned a lot on my own health journey. When I first started moving away from processed foods and began clean eating, I learned a lot about whole foods and real nutrition. It can be tempting for many of us who travel or work in a fast-paced career to forfeit the time to prepare real food or create alternatives.
It’s especially challenging when certain players in the food industry have spent millions of dollars on researching ways to keep us hooked and coming back for their quick and easy snacks. From fast foods to fillers, many are accustomed to being overfed and undernourished.
Does this sound familiar? What about our Spiritual diet? What did Jesus warn us about pertaining to vitality for our Spiritual health? We can pay others to save us time with meal planning, but we cannot pay someone to take our place in God’s Word. There are a lot of options at the “Christian buffet line” when it comes to prescriptive diets. From 2-minute devotions to junk food sermons, it’s easy for us to feel like we’re being nurtured, only to find we have been eating “quick fix” meals with little sustaining value.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”Matthew 4:4
We are reminded that spending time ingesting the solid food of God’s Word leads to fulfilling our growth potential.
“For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are mature, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”Hebrews 5:13-14
Just as physical nutrition is necessary to boost our immune system and ward off disease, our Spiritual diet requires that we intentionally spend time digesting His word. This is a great time of preparation for the year ahead, initiating life giving routines physically and spiritually.
How do you deal with toxic hunger?
How are you preparing to go deeper in God’s word this year? (Don’t forget Rob’s Words of Jesus exercise from last week’s Insider Journal.)
I would love to see your comments below.
I’m excited about 2024! Let’s continue to spur one another on to love and good deeds!
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