One of our favorite things to do, as a family, is fill up our bird feeder each spring. It hangs off of our back deck right outside our kitchen window. We love to watch various types of birds drop by for a little snack. They eat until their little hearts are content and then they fly away. In the not too distant future they return again. Our little bird feeder gives them exactly what they need.
As I watched the birds the other day I thought about how God’s Word plays this same role in our lives. Without spiritual food we die spiritually. But God’s Word offers us a place to eat…an opportunity to gain spiritual sustenance.
Jesus told Satan, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). We need physical food but, more importantly, we need spiritual food for our souls. The Psalmist says that God’s Word is more to be desired that gold and sweeter than honey from the comb (Psalm 19:10). Have you experienced the sweetness of God’s Word like that?
Will you commit to spend daily time in God’s Word, feeding your soul? Will you allow his Spirit to speak to you and apply his Word to your heart as you read? Will you live in obedience to what you read?
My prayer for you and me is that we will experience the goodness and sweetness of God’s Word in our lives. May it guide and direct our steps. May it satisfy the spiritual hunger of our souls. May it deepen our walk with Christ!