Are you feeding on the word of God?
Many times we would have heard this,
What you feed is what grows.
You are what you eat.
I’m here to tell you that it’s very true.
As a Christian, the times you spend not praying or studying are the times you’re most vulnerable. You might not want to hear it but it’s true. It’s easier to fall into temptation at these times cause you’re weak. You should create time for feeding on the word of God.
As my school chaplain would say, your spirit man is not robust ? Funny but actually so true. Just like the physical being, the spiritual being needs to feed and sometimes, you have to starve the flesh to feed the spirit (fasting).
So one thing to note here is: WHEN YOU STARVE THE SPIRIT, YOU’RE FEEDING THE FLESH. I’m not talking about the normal food we eat, just in case you haven’t realised.
Romans 7:5 When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death.
Please note that though we’re alive in Christ, we still live in physical bodies which are subject to sin and we have to suppress these sinful desires.
One powerful food is music. Lol you might not have expected that. Let me give you an example, when I was new in the faith, I didn’t really think listening to some type of songs would have any effect. Man, was I kidding myself. It happened that one night, I was walking back from classes and I can’t really remember why but I wasn’t in a happy mood. While walking, I nearly tripped and though I didn’t say it out loud but the thought came in. Oh f*** .
Wow! I thought I had killed that word and all it’s concubines. But there it was, lurking behind, waiting to erupt. This happened because of what I was feeding on. As funny as this may sound, music is very very powerful. Remember that music is a beautiful way to worship God also. Lyrics easily sip into your mind, remember how you remember the lyrics to that 2001 song but can’t remember what you learned in Agricultural Science 10 years ago??
Musical lyrics are also something to be very mindful of, I’ll talk more on this on another post. For now, be mindful of what you feed which includes, what you watch, read or listen to. These are very sensitive ?????
I love you and God loves you so so much ❣️