Saturday, August 10, 2013

Feed Your Soul

Deut. 8:3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people need more than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on every word of the LORD.

With what are you feeding your soul? Do you feast on what the Lord has provided for you to feast on, or are you sampling all other kinds of food? Are you satisfied with the Lord’s provision, or are you always in search of something different? The Lord knows you better than you know yourself. He knows where you are at in your spiritual journey and where you should be. He knows how to best get you to where you need to be. The Lord provides the food we need in the quantity we need it at the time we need it. Don’t take it for granted. Savor the food the Lord gives you and be thankful for it.

Our needs change as we grow in faith and the Lord adjusts our diet accordingly. He gives us food that will keep us healthy and growing. The more we grow, the more we understand His grace and greatness. Don’t neglect your spiritual food! Don’t be satisfied with little when the Lord wants to fill your plate with much. Don’t feast on appetizers when the main course is on your table. The Lord wants to feed you so you will remain healthy enough to grow.

The food the Lord provides is His Word. He wants you into His Word. He doesn’t want you to depend on others for their opinions of what it says, He wants you to study it and meditate on it for yourself. He wants you to pray over it and seek understanding. He wants to teach you how to live it out so that you might become the person of God He created you to be in Christ Jesus. Listening to others is important, but if you are not searching out the Scriptures for yourself for understanding, you are depriving yourself of what you need to know. The Lord wants you to know how to think through the Word for yourself because we learn best what we study on our own.

We may not always know or understand what we are feeding on. When that happens, ask the Lord to open your eyes of understanding and He will do it. He gives us His Spirit to help us understand and apply His Word to our lives. All we have to do is humbly ask Him, and He will do it. Be honest when you are confused. No one perfectly understands all of what God says. And, not everyone will see the application of the Word in the same way to their lives. Let the Spirit guide you. He knows your needs and will address them if you let Him. Feast on the manna God has provided for you.

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