Estes Echo

Each day we feed our body to take care of its physical needs. We eat two to three meals per day with snacks in between. Without food our body sends out messages telling us “I’m Hungry.” We experience hunger pains, headaches, and weakness. Without physical nourishment we suffer the consequences. Our spiritual body also needs feeding but many are on a spiritual diet. Actually they are on a spiritual starvation. Feeding the spiritual side of you is more important than the physical side. When we deprive our spiritual bodies of spiritual food we suffer from spiritual hunger pains and we don’t always recognize what is causing them. We suffer from a void in our lives and we try to fill it with things we think will make us happy but it is like only drinking milk. It satisfies for a little while.

The Hebrew writer wrote in chapter 5:12 “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.” If you could look at the spiritual maturity of the Church you would see people who are spiritual babies and some who are spiritual adults. Some who are spiritual babies have been babies for many years, never feeding the hunger that rages within them. Physically they are well advanced in years but not spiritually.

Set aside time each day to read your Bible. God has given you the instruction manual to your life; read it and don’t try to figure out things by yourself. Feed your soul and watch it grow.

Frank Bell