Spiritual Anorexia

How long do you go without eating? A few hours? A day? Maybe, if you’re fasting – or on a crazy diet – you might go a few days or even a few weeks.

What about a month? A couple months? 

Crazy, right? It’s dangerous to go without food for an extended period of time. We’ve all heard the horror stories
about anorexia. It doesn’t just affect the body, it affects the mind and the emotions, as well. We need food! God made our bodies to run on the fuel good food provides.

We all (I hope!) know this and give our bodies the nutrients we need to thrive.

How many of us, though, are starving spiritually?

How often are you feasting on the Bread of Life, drinking from the Living Water? How long do you go without spending time in God’s word and in prayer? A few hours? A day? A week? Months?

Our souls were made to crave time with God. We cannot grow spiritually if we are “starving” ourselves in this area. We can’t handle difficult situations, we can’t resist temptation, we can’t do all that God has called us to do if we are spiritually anorexic.

If we care for our bodies, we should care for our souls even more: Our souls, unlike these bodies, are eternal!

Make time with God a priority. Get up early, stay up late, give up time on Social Media or electronics so you can have time to feed your soul. Unlike the body, the soul can’t get obese! We can’t “stuff” our souls. They can grow and grow and grow.

Instead of Instagram and Facebook pictures of the meals we’re eating, let’s fill our news feeds with the verses our souls are feeding on. Let’s rejoice in the delicacies God has given us. Let’s feast on what is eternal!

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