One afternoon I was feeling so tired that I could not even pray as vibrant as I wanted (oh yes! that bad), so I decided to get some food to eat, after eating, I continued my prayer and gradually my strength increased. Then I was made to understand in my spirit that, there is also spiritual starvation, immediately I got a pen and started writing…
In what ways do we starve our spirit man?
- When our prayer life is feeble: prayer is a form of communication that helps establish a personal relationship between us and God. This is where you worship God, give Him thanks, make your request known, seek His face concerning the issues of life and also speak to God. Prayer is a place you spend time alone with God, even Jesus demonstrated spending time with God in prayers (Matthew 14:23, Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12) . Prayer releases heaven to open (Luke 3:21). When we go to God in Prayer, we are allowing God to deposit something (power, anointing, visions,..) in us. When we stop being fervent in this aspect, our spirit man gradually begins to die and the only way out is the intervention of the Holy Spirit. ALWAYS keep the fire burning!
- When we stop fasting: well fasting is not a compulsory thing but it is important, it quickens the spirit man too. Fasting is refraining from food (it could be just a particular meal or changing diet like eating only vegetables), sex, activities and so on. As long as you are aiming at disciplining the flesh and quickening the spirit.
- When there is no more studying & meditating on the word of God: when God says He honours His word more than His name (Psalm 138:2), well that is placing a high value on His Word. Through the Bible you can know God Himself (John 1:1) and we experience Him in His Word. By studying the word of God, we begin to know the mind of Christ, our inner mind is renewed and transformed by understanding this Word, and the application of the Word is Wisdom. Even our eyes is open to see what is right from what is wrong. Meditating on the word of God should be practised often, meditate on it day and night (psalm 119:48) and your spirit man will never stop burning for Him.
All of the above practices nourishes us spiritually, even as we feed our body with healthy food, to avoid sickness that could lead to death, it is the same way spiritual starvation could lead to spiritual illness, that causes a spirit life to die. Stop Starving!
Oh wow! lets stop there for now, I realized this inspiration is deeper than ‘Thoughts’
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