Wednesday, 4 August 2010
WHAT WE FEED GROWS AND WHAT WE STARVE DIES
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
This is a simple statement that I recently heard my Pastor use during a sermon, “what we feed grows and what we starve dies.” As soon as I heard it, I thought of my relationship with God and the importance of continually feeding my spirit man. What are some other areas of our lives where this principle may have significant meaning?
I was just thinking of how the Bible says to not let the sun go down on our anger. Meaning that we should strive to resolve arguments quickly. If we don't, a small spark of anger has the potential of becoming a huge raging fire that may affect many. Have you been feeding your spirit with the best spiritual food?
Think about your life honestly, do you spend more time feeding your life with the things of God or the things of the world?
The Bible says that we are to seek the Lord with all of our heart, soul and mind. Everyday is a new day for a new start with God. His mercies are new every morning. Spend your time thinking of things that are lovely, excellent and worthy of your time. If you need to repent and turn away from feeding your life with the wrong things, now is a great time to do so. God loves you and will help you with your new commitment.