“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes” (Matthew 6:25, The Message)
When it comes to food, we’re all different, we have different tastes and different food philosophies – all part of life’s rich tapestry. Regardless of our food preferences, at the end of the day it’s the nutrition we obtain from the food that counts.
So, whenever we ask Jesus into our lives and allow our bodies to become the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, we will need to introduce some new nutrients into our diet. Spiritual ones! We can find spiritual nutrients in our spiritual food, such as. The Bible, home groups, the saintly friend, and our church, whether it be the ritual of the Anglicans’ or the plainness of the Gospel Hall or the singing of Methodism.
As with our physical food, so it is with our spiritual food – we all have different tastes, but we all need the same nutrition. 1 Corinthians 10:3-4. tells us:
”They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ” (NIV).
Remember It’s our spiritual food that provides the spiritual nutrition to grow the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, that is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.