Straight to the point:
If you want to grow, mature, become a better person and live a victorious life, you must be spiritually fed with the Word of God. It is not a cream you put on at night and wake up prosperous. The word of God is the rich sustainable food that nourishes your body, spirit, and your soul. No one just sits in the presence of food or holds a steak and potato in their hands and claims to be fed, nourished, healthy or strong. Likewise you cannot merely sit in the presence of a Bible and think you have all that you need to live the life God intends for you. Refusing to take in the Word of God will only leave you weak, distracted, and susceptible to the attacks of the enemy. Simply having a Bible means nothing if what is inside never makes it’s way into your body.
Also, be careful to not become bulimic in your practices. Taking in scripture for the sole purpose of being able to spit it back out on command does you no spiritual good if it hasn’t been allowed to grow and expand within you, changing you from the inside out. Study the Word so it can be used for reference, instruction, and practical application to life’s situations.
The Word of God must be consumed daily like any other food; only then will it release the power to strengthen and change you.
If you, or someone you know struggles with a physical eating disorder, get help today! Call the National Eating Disorder Association at 1-800–931-2237, or visit them online at http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org Understanding volunteers are available Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm EST.
Be good, be careful, and be a blessing to someone today.