I have a confession: I can get pretty grumpy if I miss a meal. Missing meals also makes me feel weak and shaky, and because I know these things about myself, I’m vigilant about making sure I eat at regular intervals.
I’ve found a similar dynamic when it comes to feeding myself spiritually:
Lack of regular time in God’s Word and in His presence makes me feel emotionally unbalanced and spiritually weakened. Despite knowing this, I’m not always as careful about never missing my devotional time as I am about never missing a meal.
I was convicted about this disparity recently when I read the words of God found in the Amplified version of Amos 5:4: “Seek Me [inquire for and of Me and require me as you require food] and you shall live!”
To truly thrive, I must require God’s Word and His presence the same way I require my daily meals: on a regular, consistent basis. Jesus is the Bread of Life, and He fills us in a way even food can’t fill us. He satisfies our souls and brings nourishment to our bones (Proverbs 3:8).
Together, let’s do our best to ensure that we are as serious about fueling our spirits and souls as we are about filling our stomachs. When we are, we’ll experience the flourishing life God intends for us!