TOPIC: YOUR INTAKE DETERMINES YOUR OUTCOME IN LIFE
SCRIPTURE: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your intake determines your welfare in life.
It has been confirmed that intake determines outcome. What you take in determines how you turn out eventually in life and destiny. Your intake also determines your welfare in life. What you feed on determines how you fare in life.
Look at this illustration: If two children, say child A and child B are placed on two different diets; child A on a balanced diet, while child B is placed on an imbalanced diet. You would notice that when the two children grow up, child A would fare very pretty well, while child B would experience retarded growth with resultant kwashiorkor because of malnutrition. Also, while child A would have a plump physique with a well-developed brain, child B would grow thin with arrested physical and mental development. This is because the quality of what they ate affected how they grew up in life.
This is how it is in the spirit – the quality of your spiritual diet determines how you will turn out on earth.
In the Book of Matthew 4:4, our Master, Jesus, draws our attention to the spiritual benefit of the Word of God to man:
But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
There are many children of God who don’t feed on God’s Word or any spiritual material for a whole week. In one week, they have not opened their Bible to even look at one verse of the Scripture. They have not listened to a tape or read a periodical that can enhance both their spiritual and physical wellbeing. They remember to eat their physical food but they never remember to nourish their spirit with the Word of God.
The outcome is that they suffer from spiritual kwashiorkor, which is spiritual energy malnutrition. They cannot resist infection and affliction, both in the spiritual and in the physical. Affliction must always overcome them. They are tiny and skinny in the realm of the spirit. When the wind of adversity comes, they are blown off because they don’t carry weight in the realm of the spirit.
Beloved, determine to pay attention to your spiritual feeding.
Remember this: Your intake determines your welfare in life.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to feed on Your Word always, Lord, in Jesus Name.
QUOTE: There are many people today who are not growing in any way: there is no growth in the study of the Word; no growth in the knowledge of God; no growth in revelation; no growth in information etc. and nothing is growing around them. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 1-3.
AMAZING FACT: The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal and repair by its own.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Every trace of infection or affliction in your life is arrested in Jesus’ Name. Receive a fresh appetite for the Word of God in Jesus’ Name.