The axiom that we are what we eat is not only for physical nourishment but also for our spirits and minds. My wife and I like to cook and enjoy good food. It has taken years to train our digestive systems to eat foods that are high in fiber and protein with sparing carbohydrates. One of the highlights of raising our daughters was teaching them good healthy eating habits, which they now appreciate more as adults. It takes discipline and practice for the entire body system to be accustomed to specific foods. Scientists have shown the correlation of healthy eating and healthy living.
Through the natural realm we gain a better understanding of the spiritual (1 Corinthians 15:46). In like manner, what we train our spirits and minds to eat will determine what they get accustomed to. Similarly, it also takes discipline and practice to experience the rewards that come from it.
Unlike the natural that is focused on physical nourishment, what our spirits and minds eat affects both realms and determines the level at which we experience the abundant life in Christ. It becomes important then to take great care and be intentional in what we feed our spirits and minds. So what should you feed your spirit and mind in order to be healthy and stay that way? As people of God, we are very fortunate to have a plethora of encouragement from many great men and women of God who seek to glorify Him. Be it through sermons, books, or teachings. I am currently reading two books simultaneously from some of my favorite authors. Nevertheless, there is one main guide the scripture gives us in Philippians 4:8 when it comes to what we feed our spirits and minds.
From this scripture, it is clear the kind of food we are encouraged to feed our spirits and minds. Brothers and sisters, feed your spirit and mind things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. With daily practice, your spiritual digestive system will be accustomed to such foods that lift up the name of Jesus and bring Him glory. God Bless you!
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti