Topic: Feed Your Spirit [TREM Devotional 10 May 2020]
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” – Colossians 3:16 (KJV)
Today, I want to charge you to feed your spirit. You will agree with me that we live in a time when there is a high level of distraction everywhere you turn. The billboards, the internet, the television, the radio and even the drivers on the road are all packaged to divert our attention. Research has shown that people spend countless hours on their phones without any care or bother in the world. The worst of it is that there is no gain for the time spent. This, therefore, means that we must make conscious efforts and ensure that we have our priorities in order.
Beloved, what you feed will grow. Our text admonishes us to ensure that the Word of Christ dwells in us “richly.” Which means that you must be full of the Word, such that when pressures come, it is the Word that you have stored in that automatically comes out. Take note that the responsibility is not entirely on your pastor to feed you. You cannot lay the burden of your spiritual growth on the pastor’s desk and expect him to bear it alone. You have a part in your growth process.
Unfortunately, many believers have become too lazy to their detriment. It’s either you are feeding your spirit, or you are feeding your flesh. Whichever one you feed is the one that will rule and control your life. One advantage of this age is that with the advancement of technology, we are spoilt for choice, especially with the availability and access to Bible-based resources. Today, we have our Bibles on our phones, we listen to CDs as we drive in the traffic and we listen to podcasts. Even on social media platforms, we have access to sound teachings and qualitative resources. So, there is no excuse for anyone to remain stunted in the Christian faith. You must make up your mind to develop your spirit.
Further Reading: Ezekiel 3:1-3, 2Timothy 3:14-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Kings 10-12; Evening- John 1:29-51
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.
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