8th JANUARY 2021
Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me will not hunger and he who believes in me will never thirst – John 6:34-35
How often do we feed on spiritual foods? Many things happen to us when we do not feed our spirit or allow the word of God to grow and flourish in us. We may likely experience one, or all of the following situations: 1) we cannot respond or assimilate spiritual thoughts and discipline. 2) We are unable to pray and follow any form of spiritual exercise, such as fasting and prayers. The effect of this is that such a person is not able to live a healthy and fulfilled life. The spirit becomes lethargic or sluggish due to lack or insufficient spiritual foods. Just as we need the physical foods for the body, so we need the spiritual foods for the spirit. The food of the spirit is Christ – THE ETERNAL WORD OF GOD. He is the spiritual bread that nourishes our spirit, strengthens it, and makes it capable of withstanding any form of problem or challenges. The word of God is telling us today to look onto Jesus – the one who quenches our inner thirst and fills our inner hunger. In other to have Jesus fill our inner hunger, we must do the following: Be in obedience to God’s commands, read the written word of God regularly; take part in spiritual exercises such as fasting, prayers, and meditations; pray regularly and listen to God talk to you; Believe in God, and also believe in Jesus and his saving grace; Move with faith by trusting God in little things. When we are spirit-filled, we flow with God, and we can see through the eyes of God all the time. When we see through the eyes of God, we are able to see things ahead before they happen; we are able to put a check to physical infirmities and weaknesses; when we call God, He answers us in good time, and in the process, we can truly enjoy our new life in Christ Jesus. Starting from today, establish a new relationship with Jesus Christ and ask that he truly fills you up with the WORD of God.
Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I submit to you today and I ask that you fill me up with thy WORD. Lord, I believe in Jesus Christ and I declare he is my Lord and saviour. Therefore, I am spiritually enlightened, strong and fit to withstand every of my infirmity and weaknesses. AMEN.
FURTHER READING: Mathew 4:4