Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
My mother in law is one of those wonderful southern women who just loves to feed you. She never wants anyone to go away from her house feeling hungry. Instead, she wants to fill their bellies up with lots of tasty and delicious things, leaving people feeling content and satisfied. Don’t ever ask her for just a sliver or a taste of something! Those words are not in her vocabulary.
God receives the same satisfaction when His children feed themselves with His word. Many of us spend so much of our day to day running around and taking care of others that we forget we must also take care of ourselves spiritually. Spending quiet time with Jesus and reading scripture leaves us, and our Father, feeling content and satisfied as well.
The Word was written to help feed our souls but, as Christians, we are also called to surround ourselves with people who help to keep us fed spiritually. People who help us think about the word, who help us question it , who help stretch us as we grow deeper in our walk with Christ.
People who help to stir us up.
We need all types of people in our lives, but the Bible makes it pretty clear to hold on tightly to our fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Seek out friendships with other Christians, cultivate these relationships, and live life together as a community of believers.
Feed each other spiritually and watch how content and satisfied you will feel.
Jesus doesn’t want you to have just a sliver or a taste of Him either.
He wants you to have all of Him.
And trust me, He’s much less calories.