Food for the soul
I’ve learned this truth: What food is to our bodies, Scripture is to our souls.
Jeremiah 15:16, says it best: “Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart.”
So, how can you feed your soul on God’s Word? Here are three ways:
READ IT: As for where to start, go to the gospel of John. Read it slowly. Every time you see the word believe, underline it and ask yourself: Believe what? Be interactive with every book you read. And don’t read it casually like a magazine or a novel. Give God’s Word the respect it deserves.
QUESTION IT: Here are some prompts I use. (You might already have your own.) What verses stand out to me? Why? Is there an example for me to follow? Is there an error for me to avoid? Is there a duty for me to perform? Is there any promise for me to claim? Is there a sin for me to confess?
PLAN IT: Keep your commitment to God’s Word going by planning how to apply what you’re learning. Take notes. When the Spirit convicts you of a sin, confess it and forsake it. Then develop a plan to avoid falling into that temptation the next time it shows up. The results will amaze you.
—James MacDonald walkintheword.com
Hungry? Satisfy yourself with God’s Word.