A Word from Pastor Stephen – June 8, 2020
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8 NIV)
We are all familiar with the old saying “you are what you eat”. If that is the case, than I am made up of a lot of pizza and fast food. Like most people my age, I have to pay more attention to what I eat. I need to be careful about how much sugar, salt and fat I eat each day. I need to eat more fruits and vegetable and lean meat.
The same thing can be said about our spiritual life. “You are what you eat” applies to our daily walk with Jesus. If this is true, then many of us our malnourished and desperately need to improve our diets. It’s quite simple. If you never open your Bible to read or study it, if you never take time to pray, if you never fellowship with other believers, if you never seek to be in service to others, then you cannot expect to have a healthy and vibrant spiritual life.
However, if we do these things and pay attention to our spiritual health, then the Psalmist said we will be “like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” (Psalm 1:3)
Paul makes it very clear what we are to think about as Christians. I hope your thoughts today reflect what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable. This is a lofty list to aspire to, but if we maintain the proper spiritual diet, we can be healthy and vital followers of Jesus Christ. Amen.