DO YOU HAVE SPIRITUAL ANOREXIA?

Posted

12/11/09

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DO YOU HAVE SPIRITUAL ANOREXIA?
 
Spiritual Anorexia — do you have it?
The Oxford Dictionary says that anorexia is “an obsessive desire to
lose weight by refusing to eat.” Many do not recognise they have
anorexia and sad to say they die from it unless they get help.
Human beings need physical food to sustain
their live
as we all know, and they were
also created and designed with the need for spiritual food. Lack of
this carries a much higher penalty that the physical death of the body.
How come?
 
We are instructed by our Creator that we
should take in accurate knowledge of him and his son. Notice what John 17:3 has to
say about spiritual food:-
 
John
17:3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of
you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus
Christ

Now if spiritual food is knowledge about
God, his son and his purposes, which is only to be found in the Holy
Scriptures (the Bible), how often should we eat this spiritual
food?
Joshua  who saw all the plagues befall
Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea and many more awesome and
fear-inspiring miracles performed by God, was told take in
spiritual food day and night from the Scriptures:-

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law should
not depart from your mouth, and you must in an undertone read
in it day and night,
in order that you may take care to do
according to all that is written in it; for
then you will make your way successful
and then you will act wisely.

Therefore reasoning on this, here is a man
who loved and served the only true God, Jehovah, but was still told to
eat spiritual food every day and night

It is the same today; people who don’t partake of spiritual meals have
spiritual anorexia. However, Jehovah’s Witnesses look forward to
gaining everlasting physical life in the near future because they eat
spiritual meals regularly, as Joshua did. They imitate the prophet
Jeremiah in his way
Jeremiah 15:16 Your
words were found, and I proceeded to eat them;
and your word
becomes to me the exultation and the rejoicing of my heart; for your
name has been called upon me, O Jehovah God of armies.

So
in conclusion then, have you checked your eating habits lately?

Are you doing all you can to benefit yourself by  regularly eating
spiritual food? Just as the body needs physical food to survive, more
importantly it also needs a regular intake of life-giving and sustaining
spiritual meals.
Can you survive without them?
 
ROMANS 15:4 For all the
things that were written aforetime were written for our
instruction,
that through our endurance and through the
comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.

Follow and keep eating.

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