July 21:2018

For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Hebrews 5:13-14 (NKJV)


A good reason why we eat food is to support the required growth and functioning of the body. Feeding is usually triggered by the mechanism of hunger. As it is for our body, even more important it is for our spirit and soul to be fed. It is perfectly safe to say that eating will determine whether you stay alive and function well as a believer or not. Jesus said, As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me (John 6:57).

The living that Jesus talks about is not just about existing; it is about an abundant life. There is a type of diet that is appropriate for every stage of growth and function. While you were an infant, you were encouraged to drink milk; as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2). The milk of the word can only take you so far, but will not take you into all the dimensions where you are able to exercise your full potential and authority in Christ. It is time to stay consistently on solid food which is the substance for our faith to continue to overcome.

The time-tested saying that you are what you eat is applicable in this context and was based on the premise that the food one eats determines the person’s state of mind and health. The word of faith that we hear strengthens our spirit and renews our mind to think in line with our nature in Christ. For as a man thinks, so is he; the right consumption will produce the right thinking.

A sign that you are taking the appropriate diet is that it will continue to transform you from glory to glory and will definitely produce joy. Your words were found, and I ate them, And your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by your name, O Lord God of hosts (Jeremiah 15:16).

Beloved, the word of God is the best diet for your soul. It deserves our time and hunger!

Additional Scripture Reference(s): 1 Corinthians 3:2 2 Corinthians 3:18 3 John 2

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I have all the spiritual nourishment I need in the word of God. I am strengthened in my inner man day by day as I give attention to the word of faith. Amen!

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