Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Your spirit is the core of who you are. It is the real you; it forms the center of your life. Everything that will happen to you in the natural will come out of your spirit. This is why in today’s opening Scripture, we are told to keep or guard our hearts with all diligence. The forces that will shape your life will emanate from your spirit. The wellbeing of your spirit ultimately determines the corporate prosperity of your life. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 18:14 that the spirit of a man will bear the infirmity of the body. Your spirit bears the infirmity of your body. In essence, the inside, inner strength or stamina, bears the burden on the outside. When burdens or responsibilities on the outside are becoming overbearing and overwhelming, it is a signal that the inner strength of the inner man needs an upgrade.
It is important that you realize and understand that you are a spirit being, that has a soul, and lives in a body. You are not a body, you only live in a body. You are a spirit being – primarily and essentially. There is therefore need to feed your spirit with the Word of God. The Word of God is spirit food – your spirit feeds on the Word. Matthew 4:4 says, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” So, we understand that the Word of God is food for the spirit just as intellectual knowledge is food for the mind, and natural food is for the body. The word of God feeds and strengthens your spirit. As a child of God, you were born by the word, and you are sustained by the Word. This is why you must feed on the Word. How? You meditate in the Word. This means you whisper God’s Word to yourself continually until it gets into your inner consciousness. When the Word gets into your inner consciousness, it becomes easy to live by the word. When the Word gets into your heart, you become one with it. Meditating on the word helps you to digest the Word such that the Word gets built into your spirit just as natural food gets built into your natural body, and gives you strength. In the same way, the Word gives you strength and divine energy to get things done for the Lord. Therefore, go ahead and feed your spirit with the Word daily.
My Solid Front (Confession):
I boldly affirm that the living Word of God is food for my spirit; therefore, I give attention to the Word, in reading, studying, and doing the Word. I declare that my spirit is fed strong and I am able to do exploits. Amen!