We live in a country that is greatly blessed. Not only do we enjoy so many physical blessings, but we live in a country that is blessed with access to Bibles, music, and thousands of books to help us grow spiritually. Even though we have access to all of these things, we live spiritually malnourished lives. That’s like us having access to all of the food that we have in America, but deciding that we don’t want to eat because we’re too busy or too tired to take the time to eat. If I told someone that, then they would tell me that I was crazy, and I would be. Houston, we have a problem!
When we do decide to feed our spirit man, then we have a decision to make. Are we going to seek after those things that glorify God in what we read, listen to, and watch, or are we going to seek after those things that feed our flesh man? It truly does matter what your spiritual diet consists of. Every time that you choose things that honor God, you are planting seeds which will one day produce beautiful fruits of joy, peace, love, and the list goes on. You can’t expect to feed on things of the world for 23 1/2 hours a day and think this will help you to get by. Your spirit in this condition is dying of starvation. You have nothing to draw from. You’ve made no deposits, so your spirit man account is going to be overdrawn.
God loves it when you spend time with Him, so don’t misread what I have written. He is blessed, just as much as you, to have you spend time in His presence, but He desires so much more for you. He wants you to go all in with your relationship with Him. We aren’t ever truly happy until we are seeking Him every moment of the day. We are constantly trying to find things to fill that void, but nothing ever satisfies…that is until you meet Jesus. He is all that you’ve ever wanted and needed.
So many followers of Christ are living down and out, depressed, defeated, and discouraged lives. We’re all going to face these ugly places at some point in our lives, but if we have made deposits into our spirit man, then we have exactly what we need on the inside of us to see us through our trials.
Look at it this way. If we have spent the majority of our day in The Word, listening to positive & uplifting music, listening to sermons, praying, being still and quiet, and spending time in God’s presence, then we have encouraged ourselves to keep on going no matter how our situation looks. People may never see all of the time you spend making deposits, but they don’t need to because they see them in how you act, live, and respond to negativity in your life. You have taken the time to pour Jesus into your life so Jesus is what is going to come out of your life.
So the next time you have a couple of extra minutes of free time to do something, why not fill that time with making those good spiritual deposits? Then keep adding to it until all that you consume are those things that honor and glorify God. You’ll be surprised at just how much you have changed for the better. You’ll be radiating God’s glory all because you’ve taken the time to soak in His presence. You’ll be pouring God’s love onto others all because your vessel is full. You just can’t keep it to yourself because it’s just too good!
The math is pretty simple with this equation. Fill your spirit with the things of God, and you’ll reap beautiful blessings in your spirit. Fill your spirit with things of the world, and you’ll reap all of the negativity that you can handle. God wants you to prosper in your spirit, so make the decision today. Don’t wait! Pour God’s truth into you every moment of your day, and watch yourself soar! Soaring above all of the garbage that Satan is trying to throw at you. Soaring above every difficulty and trial that you face. Soaring above it all right where God wants you. Just soar!