Look, I'm no rocket scientist but….
Much of my travels, I try to deal with the spiritual growth of teenagers. Our summer camp KIVU is primarily focused on helping students with spiritual growth, relational health, and personal adventure in Colorado. In other words, my life's mission has been to help students understand the importance of good spiritual food.
Most of the time I reference John 6, where Jesus says, "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life…" If we digest the message of Jesus, our spirit is healthy. If we decide to ignore our spiritual health, then we see the regress happen in proportion to our diet.
Dr. Manny at Fox News wrote about the concept of physical health the other day. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE and he talked about the idea that we just don't know. We're not taught proper diet all through our school days, and often we're taught just the opposite.
It doesn't take a genius to know, eating French Fries everyday is going to effect your health. Don't get me wrong, I love a good burger and fries, and by no means am I trying to dictate what you can and can't eat. But if you choose to eat junk food as a steady part of your diet, physically; you're going to pay a price.
SAME THING SPIRITUALLY.
If we continue to focus on spiritual junk food, i.e. the latest Charlie Sheen Meltdown, it does have an effect on our every day spiritual connection.
This idea is prominent among many of the world religions today. Whether you're a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, or any variety of Eastern Religion, every one of us who claim a spiritual connection know there is more to this life than merely the physical.
So I guess my question today is, What are you feeding your spiritual body?
Is it good spiritual food, or bad spiritual food?
Take some time out today and take an inventory of the spiritual diet you have. Are you growing in your spiritual life, or do you feel weak and lazy?
My hope is, we can be a people that take our spiritual intake serious. It doesn't mean we have to forgo fun, or hole up and only spend time in meditation and prayer. But it does mean, those practices ought to be a part of our daily routine.
What are you eating?