There’s a lot of emphasis these days on getting exercise and eating the right foods, especially organic. There are numerous videos, TV programs, infomercials, and blogs to name a few ways we have been inundated with information concerning our physical health. And, yes, that’s important because if we don’t take care of our physical bodies, there will be consequences—and not good ones.
However, there’s more to us than just our body, which serves as our “earthly” house. We have a soul which is comprised of our mind, will, emotions, intellect, personality, and character. This part of us is also touted as important to keep active and healthy by studying, learning, and using our minds to navigate through this life.
But, all that – body and soul—is not the real you and not the most important part of you. You are actually a spirit created in the image of God. Your spirit lives in your body and you have a soul. [Gen 1:26] And that’s what I want to discuss today.
Most people, including Christians, don’t put much emphasis on feeding their spirits on a daily diet of the Word of God. Of course, we eat our “three” meals each day and even use our minds at work to gain more knowledge, but what about our spirits, the part of us that contacts God and hears from Him about what we are to do in life? Sadly, this is missing in most people’s lives.
I remember Kenneth Hagin telling about a vision he had of people and in it he saw their spirits shriveled up and emaciated. That’s the same thing that would happen if people stopped eating; they’d shriveled up and eventually die.
Just because you ate dinner yesterday, doesn’t mean you don’t have to eat today. But that’s exactly what many think when it comes to the things of God. One message at church is not enough to keep your spirit healthy. You have to get into the Word of God on a daily basis. The more your feed your spirit, the stronger it will get. Remember, faith in God comes from hearing His Word. Without the Word, there’s nothing to stand on and without faith it’s impossible to please God. [Heb 11:6]
Getting the Word of God from your head down into your heart (spirit) only comes through studying, speaking, and acting on His Word. The amount of active faith you have is directly proportional to the amount of Word in your heart. You can’t believe beyond your knowledge of the Word. That’s why it behooves us to actively pursue the things of God and feed on a daily diet of His Word. When you do this, things in your life will change and your prayer confidence will increase by leaps and bounds!
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.