Good morning! Happy Monday to you all!
TFTD: What are you feeding your spirit?
1 Corinthians 6:20 (NKJV)
20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a] and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Over the past few years, I have been on this journey towards changing my lifestyle. I’m not on a diet because diets never work, in my opinion. Instead I’m changing my lifestyle. I’m creating habits that will reap permanent changes not only in my life, but in the lives of my children, my husband, and anyone else I come in contact with.
I’ve been paying close attention to what I put into my body by tracking what I eat. I have also noticed what certain foods will do to my body. For example, if I eat salty foods I will retain water. If I eat chocolate it sends a signal to my brain that I need more chocolate (giggling). It’s very important to pay attention to the cause and effects of foods and drinks that go into your body. I’m determined to change.
It’s important to take care of your physical body because we only get one body and one shot at this life. It’s also important to nurture our spiritual body. The bible says in Romans 8:9-10 (NKJV):
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Do you realize that if you are a Christian that you are a spiritual being living in the flesh? We are spiritual beings living in this world, but are not of this world. God brought us with a price and we have to honor and glorify God with our bodies and with our spirit.
Do you realize that the Spirit of God dwells within you? Ask yourself, “What am I feeding my spirit?” Is the Spirit of God who dwells within you malnourished? Are you depriving the Spirit of God? How often do you feed Him things of the Spirit? Do you pay close attention to the cause and effects of the things that you allow to enter into your body? God has instructed us to starve the flesh and feed the spirit, but there are a lot of believers feeding their flesh and depleting their spirit.
What starves the spirit? I’m glad that you asked, Sin starves the spirit!!! Sex before and outside of marriage starves the spirit, drugs starves the spirit, lying starves the spirit, anger, jealousy, and gossip starves the spirit, pornography starves the spirit, bitterness starves the spirit, homosexuality starves the spirit, backbiting starves the spirit, stealing starves the spirit, murder starves the spirit, adultery starves the spirit, laziness starves the spirit, lust starves the spirit and the list goes on. Any time you engage in things that are contrary to the word of God you are starving the Spirit of God who dwells within you. Every time you don’t read the word of God, attend church and hear the preached word, attend bible study or have daily devotion you are killing the Spirit of God who dwells within you.
What are you feeding the Spirit? There are some believers walking around today with a depleted spirit. It’s time to feed the Spirit with the things of the Spirit and to surround yourself with God-fearing men and women of God.
Stop misusing and abusing the Spirit of God; He lives within you and it’s time we all treat Him with respect and take care of Him and feed Him the word daily. We need to feed on the fruits of the Spirit. We become stronger when we feed on the things of God. What are you feeding your spirit? Be honest. Take time to examine how you are treating the God in you!
Have a blessed day and choose to eat properly not only for your physical body, but for your spiritual body. You are spiritual being first!!!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
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