Cardiologists warn us, especially when our blood chemistry reveals risky results, to have a healthy diet. “Eat in moderation. Avoid eat-all-you-can restaurants,” are words spoken to hefty, overweight patients with heart problems. Often, doctors suggest an ultra-low-fat diet.
The pandemic saved us from that kind of over-indulgence. Health protocols banned eat-all-you-can binges. We break bread in moderation at home. But creatures of habits, we still prepare so much food during celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and New Year.
We do know that good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Our balanced diet can help us reach and maintain an ideal weight, reduce our risk of heart troubles, and promote our overall health.
Too much intake can lead to disaster.
When it comes to “eating” God’s Word, however, the flip side is true. The more we ingest it, the healthier our spiritual life becomes.
“Break your fast in the morning,” Pastor Ariel encouraged the congregation. “Read God’s word first thing in the morning, and you won’t go hungry or thirsty all day—you will have all the nutritional grace you need. He then cited what Jesus said in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Remember when Satan dared (Matthew 4:3-4) Jesus to turn stones into bread to prove that He is the son of God?
Jesus replied, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
“Eat all you can!” Pastor Ariel stressed. There is no such thing as over-eating God’s Word. Otherwise, you’ll suffer from spiritual malnutrition. Eat God’s Word every morning, every day, and find yourself growing in relationship with Jesus.”
Questions to self: How often do I ingest God’s word? Do I eat all I can?