Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Growing My Faith Part 05 - What are You Feeding Your Spirit?

She said she felt flat. It felt like she was running on empty. She knew Jesus but she still felt like something was missing in her life. It was like a hunger deep within. I asked her what she had been feeding her spirit. “What do you mean?” she asked.

Just as our body needs food so does our spirit. We rarely think about the diet our spirit is getting. Taking a close look at what you have been feeding your spirit will likely reveal why that deep hunger exists at times. Where has your focus been? Ask yourself a few questions…

  • Am I allowing my spirit to spiral down with thinking filled with worry?
  • Has busyness crowded out my quiet time to think about the choices I am making? We change with the influences around us.
  • Is my entertainment feeding me things that actually rob my spirit?
  • Am I surrounding myself with people that encourage me or pull me down?
  • What desires am I focusing on?
  • Who am I becoming?

God tells us in His Word what will fill the craving in your soul like nothing else can. Listen to what it says:

“... Crave pure spiritual milk so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” 2 Peter 2:2

The craving deep in your soul is a craving for God’s Word. It is a call to pay attention to the Bible. That may sound trite and could be easily brushed off. We have heard it all before.

But check it out. Is your soul hungry? Does it feel like something is missing? Take one week and pay close attention to God’s Word. Read it, think about it, write out a verse or two that stands out to you. Make an appointment to spend time with God just as you would make any other appointment. Let worship music dust off your soul. Pray, read and listen. Let God’s Word penetrate your heart. It will feed your soul and fill you in ways you have forgotten. Don’t settle for less.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
My soul feels hungry. I confess that what I have been feeding my soul has simply been junk food. I long for Your filling. Show me treasures in Your Word as I make time for You this week. Fill me up, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, and help me not to settle for less.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.