Spiritual Growth Spurts

Spiritual Growth Spurts

The people at Chewy must hate me. I keep changing the shipping date for the dog food. Our puppy is growing. Rapidly. He eats more than double what our aging Lab does and has caught up to him in weight.

He’s six months old.

Growth requires fuel, even spiritual growth. Valor gets his fuel from Chewy. Where do you get yours? What should you eat?

God’s Word: Jesus points to spiritual food during His temptation, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 NIV) No shortage of flavor choices here! Milk (Ten Commandments) or meat (Romans)? Savory (the historical books) or sweet (Psalms)? Is your spirit craving wisdom? Try Proverbs. God’s Word will fuel every need your spirit encounters.

God’s Will: In John’s record of the woman at the well, Jesus gives another food source, “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34) God states His will plainly for many things. Love one another. Don’t lie. Pray. His specific will requires time and a willingness to wait for direction: Lord, what do I do about _________? Yet Jesus said that the doing of His Father’s will nourished His spirit like food fuels the body.

God Himself: Jesus offers Himself, I am the bread of life.” (John 6:48) The Bread of Life passage is found in John 6, which includes the feeding of the five thousand. Coincidence? Nah. The gist of John 6 is this: Feed on Me. Or: relationship, relationship, relationship.

Are you having a growth spurt or do you feel stunted?

Are you snacking on devotionals, podcasts, and weekly sermons or eating well-balanced meals of relationship, Scripture, and obedience?

Nail your spiritual workouts this week and change your corner of the gym.

Workout of the Week:  Spiritual Growth Spurts

Memory Verse: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 NIV)

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34)

Meditation Passage: John 6

Just Do It: Fuel the growth.

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