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June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

"Spiritual Food for Spiritual Strength"

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly.”
Colossians 3: 16a NIV

Just as you need physical food for physical strength, you need spiritual food for spiritual strength.  The Bible describes itself as spiritual food; it is the water, milk, bread and meat of our spiritual lives.

If you don’t take in physical and spiritual food, you won’t have the strength to face what is ahead.  You’re not going to have much success in winning the spiritual battles you will face if you’re starving yourself.  That’s why we need to feed on the Word of God.

The unusual thing is, when you eat physical food, you get full; when you feed on the Word, you get hungrier.  The more you taste and see how good God is, the more you want.

So how do we feed ourselves on the Word of God and allow that to happen?

Receive the Word with your ears – commit yourself to regular church attendance so that you can hear the Word of God preached.

Read the Word with your eyes – having the Bible in your house is not the blessing.  You have to have the Bible in your heart.

Research the Word with your hands and mouth – when studying the Word of God, keep a pencil in your hand.  Write notes in your Bible about what God is teaching you.  When you come to small group, talk about it.

Reflect on the Word with your mind – think about it and chew on God’s Word

Remember the Word with your heart – just about the time you need it the most, you’re most unlikely to have a Bible with you.  Commit God’s Word to memory and it will keep you in good stead.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don