• Jack Selcher

Feeding Yourself Spiritually (Part 2 of 3)

Advertisers entice us to spend money for products without one percent of the Bible’s intrinsic worth. We buy things that will rust out or wear out yet spend little time on that which abides forever. It is ridiculous. I hope we think it ridiculous enough to commit at least 10-15 minutes/day feeding our spiritual lives.

God’s word, like a mirror, shows us our spiritual acne. If we think our spiritual life is fine just as it is, we probably have not been looking in that mirror much. A sheep in summer appears to be white. Seen against the background of new-fallen snow, it no longer looks white. If we judge ourselves against other selected people, we may feel virtuous. If we judge ourselves against Jesus, the verdict is far different.

God’s word is given to transform our lives. Romans 12:2 (NIV) says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.” We need a transformed mind to do God’s will. This reveals why daily time with God is such a struggle.

There is a colossal battle for our minds between the forces of Christ and those of anti-Christ. It is won or lost according to who controls input. Spiritual output is totally dependent on spiritual input. Thistle seeds do not produce apple trees. Worldly thinking does not produce spiritual fruit.

Apart from choosing to channel God’s word into our minds, we will conform to world thinking as surely as night follows day. Furthermore, we will probably think we are fine, church-attending pillars of the community. We will think just like the non-Christian world.

Filling our minds with God’s word is an ongoing battle – Satan resists our efforts because he knows that is how our minds are renewed. Our sinful natures are not fans of God’s word either. Spending quiet time with God might seem unproductive. Usually the problem is our priorities. We make time for the things we really want to do, right? #freechristianleadershipresources #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freeevangelismresources

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