Fed By The Spirit

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(43) ... Being Fed By The Spirit

What does it mean to be fed by the Spirit? Probably a great number of Christians in the West have never really given that question much thought. When an individual has truly been sincere in asking JESUS to come into their life to be their Lord and Saviour, that individual will experience the Holy Spirit putting a hunger in their heart for wanting to read the Bible.                         

As a Christian our hunger for wanting to read the Bible is VITAL to our growth and development. 1st Peter 2:2  makes this clear when we are told "Like newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow." (i.e. desire - intensely crave) In fact, this is one of the main reasons why that God has given us the Bible.

A vital source that the Holy Spirit uses to feed our Spirit is the Bible..

The Holy Spirit does many things inChristian’s life, but it is through the Scriptures in the Bible that the Holy Spirit feeds our Spirit. Therefore, it is very important that we stay hungry for Scriptural truth in the Bible.

The really important thing that we need to keep in mind when reading the Bible, is to not eat from the Scriptures speedily, but to chew the truth of the Scriptures slowly. In other words, to MEDITATE upon Scripture as we read it.

In our daily consumption of food, if we eat too fast, the digestive system is not breaking down the foods enough to absorb all of the necessary nutrients. The same holds true for feeding upon Scripture in the Bible. It is only by MEDITATING upon Scripture that we are able to absorb the many rich nutrients from the Scriptural truths in the Bible, which will greatly enrich our lives.

Unfortunately, many Christians rely far too much on being fed from a Pastor’s sermons or from Christian books, magazines, etc., rather than relying upon the Holy Spirit to feed them when they read and meditate upon the Scriptures in the Bible for themselves.

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