I still remember my mum’s words to me as a young boy whenever I would dawdle over the meal she had so lovingly prepared and placed in front of me. “Eat your food! You’re not leaving the table until you do!” she would say as I fussed over my food. She knew it was for my good and that I needed it. On the other hand, I was in a battle because I obviously thought otherwise.
"I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread" (Job 23:12)
What we fail to appreciate so often is that the extent to which you trust God's Word is the extent to which you will reap His blessings. God's Word is the very expression of who He is! It’s the hope of all that He has prepared for us! And it’s the way in which He communicates both Himself and His will is for our lives.
It’s amazing how many people would hesitate at the suggestion that they go without any natural food for an extended period of time. Similarly, they would consider it absolute nonsense if I were to suggest that a meal eaten at the start of a week should be sufficient to last them for the whole week. And yet many people live their spiritual lives on "morsels" that are picked up once a week! Some have not had any spiritual food for years and are spiritually dead because of it!
Spiritual food, like natural food, is meant to be consumed every day! When we begin the day with the Bible open before us, and with a prayer on our lips, then we enter that day with a far better perspective. So let me give you some suggestions as to how we should approach God’s sustenance each and every day:
Are you looking to hear from God? Then you need to let David's thoughts be yours too: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105).
Please remember that you can’t love God more than you love and follow His Word! So stop fooling yourself and have your spiritual food today!
Pray with me: “Teach me, O Lord, through Your Word. May it be food for my soul and energy for my journey. Amen.”