Hungry? Feed on the Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
What do you do when you want to become strong physically? You eat a balanced diet, take water, and do other things like exercise, right? The same is true about your spiritual life. If you want to be strong in your spiritual walk, you will have to feed your spirit with spiritual food, which is God’s word.
The Bible tells us that man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. This means that spiritual food, which is God’s word, is more important to us as humans than our daily bread. It doesn’t mean that you should starve yourself. No God expects you to take good care of your body because it is his temple and the Holy Spirit dwells in it.
For a teacher to teach his students effectively, he needs to be trained as a teacher. In the same way, for you to be on fire for God and operate in the way he wants you to, you need to be strong in the spirit and well-trained in spiritual matters. That is why you need to spend quality time in the word, to meditate on it day and night and not turn from it to the left or right.
Just so we’re clear, when you start feeding on the Word of God, it doesn’t mean that things will start working out automatically. Or that you will begin to see the changes immediately. It will take time for you to move from a place of carnality to being spiritually-minded. So when you do not see any evidence of change on the outside, you should not be quick to give up. Keep on feeding the word of God because it begins by transforming your mind and your heart.
Ignite a flame for Christ in your life by studying scripture that talks about Jesus and his love for you. Understanding God’s unconditional love causes man to love him too and want to know him more. The more time you spend in the word, the more you get to know who God is and the deeper your desire will be to know him even more.
As you come up with your routine, set aside time during which you should spend reading the word of God. You don’t have to copy someone else’s routine. You can start by reading a verse a day or follow a theme for a month before you go to the next theme. There are so many devotionals online that you can use as guidance to help you during your devotional time so that you can be able to know what to read and when to read.
Remember not to be too uptight but allow the Holy Spirit to help you read the right scripture and open your mind to understand the word of God on a deeper level.