The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63 (NLT)
God’s Word is filled with spirit and life. His promises are containers for spiritual power, just as different foods we eat are containers for the nutrients we need to thrive.
Broccoli, for example, is filled with nutrients. But you can stare at a piece of broccoli all day and it won’t do you a bit of good. You could confess that you receive that broccoli’s nutrients all you want, but you actually need to consume the broccoli if you want to benefit from what it has to offer you.
To take what you need from God’s Word, you also need to consume it. You need to break it down into digestible bits of information that you can process. But most people don’t take the time to focus and meditate on God’s Word. They think they don’t have time, but they’re starving themselves and end up running on fumes, barely getting by on the strength of their physical energy, wisdom, emotional control, willpower, and drive.
Develop the habit of filling yourself up on spiritual food. Reading this devotional is a good start, but you need to set aside time to digest what you’re reading. You also need quiet time to talk to Holy Spirit.
Right now, come up with a time of day that works for you to meditate on God’s Word and make it a daily habit. It’s an important appointment you can’t miss because there’s no bigger priority. After all, you can’t fulfill the plans God has for you if you don’t tap into the power He provides for you.