1 THESSALONIANS 2:13
“For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted itnot asthe word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.”
If you have EVER watched television, then I know you have seen the Energizer Bunny commercial at least once. Right? That bunny keeps going and going and going, not on his own strength, but through the power of the Energizer batteries. His source of strength is not his own.
We could learn a thing or two from that bunny. Our source of strength, as believers, is not our own. We are strengthened, we are energized by the power of God. In fact, this verse says that. The word “work” in the last phrase is the word from which we get our word “energy.” God gives us energy through our receiving of His Word. Now that is powerful.
Why do you feed your children? “Now, that’s a silly question, Carl.” Think about it. Their little bodies would not last very long without proper nutrition to energize it. They need protein and carbohydrates and vitamins. All those things come from outside their body. Then their little bodies transform those sources of energy to fuel so they can run and jump and think.
The next time you sit down to eat, explain that to them. That’s why you insist they eat healthy. And explain that’s why the Lord wants us to “eat” His Word. It gives us spiritual energy. When we read and “digest” His Word, the Holy Spirit in us transforms it into spiritual fuel for our soul. How cool is that? As believers, we have our own energy refinery in us. But we have to take the fuel in (His Word) daily. Our souls crave it.
Are you feeding your soul with God’s Word? Are you allowing the Lord to energize you? Don’t starve your soul. Don’t suffer from spiritual malnutrition. You will only grow spiritually as you ingest God’s source of energy to you – His Word.
Feed me, Lord. Let Your Word satisfy me. I hunger and thirst for what only You can provide.