What things are vital in order to remain living? We need oxygen, we need food, and we need water. It's only 3 items but take one of them away and our chances of living drop significantly. We can't live without oxygen at all. And because most of our body is made from water we can only survive days without it. However, food/bread is a different story. We can live quite a while without any bread as long as the other two, oxygen and water, are available.
But that is only discussing our physical body and we know that our physical body has a limited number of days on this earth.
What about our spirit? Our spirit is eternal. Our spirit is something that will never ever die. How often do we think about it? How often do we make sure that it's getting fed? Why do we focus on the body which is only temporary when we should be focused on our spirit which is eternal?
Jesus replied to them, “I am the Bread of Life. The one who comes to Me will never be hungry, and the one who believes in Me [as Savior] will never be thirsty [for that one will be sustained spiritually].
We have to come to Jesus and believe in Jesus daily - for the sake of our eternal spirit. A Christian lifestyle means to incorporate Jesus daily in all you do. He is not an after-thought. He is not just for Sundays, weddings, or funerals.
We can continue the scripture seeing in John 6:37 that Jesus says " All that My Father gives Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, never reject anyone who follows Me]."
Jesus won't reject the ones that FOLLOW Him. This is different than just accepting Him as Lord and then continuing to do as you please or you see fit. It means to study the life of Jesus, the commandments and precepts that He has given us, and adjust everything in our lives to conform to His ways. These instructions didn't come with time limitations. Jesus didn't say that after the year 1800, as the world progresses, you can stop following some of these things because we must adapt to the world's ways. No - He did NOT! He actually told us to take up our own cross.
Our spirit needs the daily bread of Jesus, that only Jesus can offer. Our spirit can't be fed any other way. We should strive to attach our spirit to the Holy Spirit of Jesus just like an umbilical cord feeds a baby in the mother's womb. We need to shift our focuses, our priorities, and our desires to match up with those found in the Bible.
When we don't feed our spirit daily, we aren't connecting with the Lord. When this happens our spirit can start to wander. Our spirit becomes weak and instead of it telling our brain to do well and be obedient, it can stop giving our brain messages because it's too weak to communicate. This is one way that Christians head in the direction of sin. Of course we can never be perfect but we need to try daily to follow the Bible the best that we can.
Coming into community is vital to our spiritual meal. Coming into community brings us into an accountability that we can't get anywhere else. Community helps us identify where the Bread is, and when it might look like bread from the outside but it's actually a stone. Coming into community fulfills many things that the Bible tells us to do - and one is that "iron sharpens iron." Without equally-yoked community you could be sharpening your iron against plastic which is going to dull it very quickly.
Every single week I invite other women to come into the Trumpets of Tirzah community. It always shocks me at how many of these women resist and decline the invite. But their spirit is weak.
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