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You are what you eat


We can all attest to the fact that when we fuel our bodies with healthy calories, whole foods, and stay hydrated we have a lot more energy & stamina. When we fill ourselves with ultra-processed food & cheap calories with little to no nutritional value we are tired and sluggish.


If you are an athlete who is preparing for an event such as a marathon. You have the utmost discipline with your lifestyle, food choices, sleeping habits, and exercise regime. You take it seriously so that you are prepared! So that you will have the best shot at completing the race before you!



Why are we often so slack when it comes to preparing for the race of life?

Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

Paul was a man who was very spiritually fit. He consumed spiritual foods that prepared him and equipped him well for his life on earth.


One of my favorite quotes is

"The bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions."


How true does this ring?

How often do we view reading our bible or spending time in prayer as something to check off our to-do list?

Not as an essential part of fueling our spiritual appetite & nurturing our relationship with God.


So I will ask you a very direct question that I urge you to ask yourself and reflect upon deeply.


What are you consuming? What are you allowing to fuel your appetite and feed you? Is it bread or cake?


You cannot thrive spiritually off of Instagram reels & inspirational quotes. Not even from a blog like this. I am not saying that those are unimportant in ANY WAY. I believe that social media is an amazing tool that is reaching millions of people for Jesus Christ. It is a tool that I use as well and am so thankful for. But if this is the bulk of your spiritual meal, you will lose energy and stamina. You will be blown away like the chaff of the field, landing wherever the wind takes you. You must be a tree rooted down in deep soil so that when the wind comes you will not be easily moved. You may lose a few leaves or some bark. But that will grow back in time!


What do your priorities say about your spiritual life?

To the young people specifically, it is so easy to let your eyes drift from the race and the prize before us. So many things demanding our attention.

Friends

Fun

Family

Success

Career

Relationship status

Popularity


Guess what. None of these will enter the Kingdom of Heaven with you, or....the Lake of Fire.

Be discerning with things you say yes to, the places you allow yourself to be taken, the habits you form, the words you speak, and the people you surround yourself with.


If you want to improve your spiritual health there are some external factors that you need to consider and change. Here are a few more questions to ask yourself to help gauge where you need to start and what needs to be changed or removed.


What do I do in my spare time?

Who do I spend the majority of my time with? Christians or non-Christians?

How important is church to me?

How important is fellowship with other Christians? Will I cancel my plans if something more fun comes up?

What does my prayer life look like?

How often do I read my bible?

Do I actually remember and apply what I learn from my scripture reading?

What ungodly habits do I have that are distancing me from God?

How are my music choices impacting my mindset & thoughts?

What patterns am I forming that may take me down a road I don't want to end up?


It is never to late to turn around from the direction you could be headed.

It is never too late to repent & confess. God is so loving and gracious with His precious children.

Remember, you are what you eat & the seeds you sow now are the harvest you will reap in a new season.


Sincerely, Chelsea
















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