You are what you eat!

July 14, 2015

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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Finally, brothers, 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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
(Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV))

The old saying, “You are what you eat” is true also for the spirit. If you feed on things of this world, then you will continue to hunger for things of this world. If you feed on what is righteous in God’s eyes, then you will grow to hunger for His righteousness no matter what the situation you may be in.

A true test of someone’s character is when they are in a different situation all alone. How many times have you been tempted when you are not around your family or church family? It is in these times that the test of your character comes about. If you have fed on what God wants you to feed upon, then you will be that and display all the appropriate character traits of righteousness. If you have not fed on things that are of God, then you will “feed” on the world when you are able.

From where do you feed?

Copyright 1998 – 2015 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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Where do you stand?

October 20, 2014

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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If you do not stand firm in your faith,
you will not stand at all
(Isaiah 7:9b (NIV))

There is an old saying that if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. In this case, you must stand for God, and stand firm. Do not waiver from the Word of God, or the world will take a small stronghold that will eventually grow.

There is another old saying that you are what you eat. If you daily eat from the Word of God, then you will fill yourself with righteousness and faith. Faith is something that needs constant feeding and care.

Think of faith as a seed. If you do not water and feed a seed, it will die. It may sprout and start to grow, but without the proper care, it will wither and fade from existence. Faith is a seed that God has planted in our hearts. He does not tend the garden of our faith. It is our responsibility. We must daily feed our faith and tend it properly so that it grows as God has planned.

Faith is from God, but it is our responsibility to nurture it. If we do not nurture it, something else will take its place and grow. This will leave us with a void in our lives that will be filled by the world. Then our faith will fade and we will no longer stand with God.

Copyright 1998 – 2014 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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