All living things derive their basic form of nutrition from feeding. Feeding helps living things to not merely survive, but when the right nutrients are received, to thrive.
Generally, as ladies, there is the tendency to pay more attention to our looks; our make-up, hair-do, pedicure and manicure, our wardrobes, our jewelleries, etc. We are often times too concerned about how people see us, our demeanour, social class, educational background amongst several others.
We need to come to the point however, where we understand that there is more to us than just our physical bodies. That understanding will surely make us see that our major preoccupation should be with feeding our spirits with the right food on a daily basis. You can tell a well-nourished child by the way he/she looks, so also you can tell a spiritually well-nourished lady by her character. A wise person once said ‘when the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind’. The above quote further reiterates the fact that it is what you feed your spirit with that determines your outcome or result when the storms of life beckon. You are what you eat. There is no better time than now to deepen our resolve to get closer to God through conscious study of God’s Word, prayers, fellowship and being out rightly sold out to God.
As daughters, fiancées, wives, mothers, sisters, friends, workers, moulders of dreams, we have a responsibility to prepare ourselves by building capacity through God’s Word in order to be able to carry out our individual assignments successfully. It is said that ‘you can’t give what you don’t have’, because it is from what you have per time, that you can give to others. Hence the need to build up yourself on your most holy faith so that in your hour of trial, you wouldn’t be swept off by the storm; rather, you will weather through the storm and emerge victorious in the end.
As a daughter of the Most High God, you don’t build your faith through gossip, unforgiveness, bitterness, malice, reading junks, attending irrelevant events, keeping bad company. Rather, you must commit to spending time in God’s presence through studying His Word, meditating on it and also obeying. Joshua 1:8 states that ‘this book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate in it day and night, that thou may observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then thou will make thy way prosperous and then, thou will have good success’. The above scripture enumerates the benefits that accrue to studying and meditating on God’s Word day and night. It’s not enough to study the Word; it’s in doing it that you become blessed. It’s in doing the Word that it becomes your lifestyle and your life produces proofs of God’s unfailing Word. It’s in doing the Word that God’s will for our lives is revealed to us. It’s in doing the Word that you become fruitful which is both a blessing and a command from God. It’s in doing the Word that your life reflects Christ and others emulate the virtues that emanate from your life. It’s in doing the Word that we build capacity to live lives of phenomenal impact and eternal relevance.
Nothing whatsoever can replace the Word of God. Matthew 24:35 states categorically that ‘Heaven and earth may pass away but My Words will not pass away’. That is to drive home the efficacy of God’s Word.
In conclusion, may I ask ‘have you had your daily bread’ today? It is your intake of God’s Word that fortifies you against the fiery darts of the enemy. It shields your mind from contamination or corruption as it replaces it with the mind of Christ. Henceforth, do not let a day pass without your intake of your daily bread.
To your spiritual nourishment…