Lately I noticed that I wasn’t feeling the hunger for going to church and getting filled with God’s messages through podcasts anymore. It’s like my head is in the clouds when the band is playing and my thoughts can’t focus on the pastor’s message. It left me wondering “Why?”
This entry is inspired by the message of pastor Aaron Lucas from the Citipointe live band who made me realize I was already spiritually obese. Too obese.
You’ll feel it
There will come a point in your Christian walk with God where you will get full. It’s like a glass of water. Once it’s full, it’s full – you need to let someone drink from it or pour water out in order for it to be filled up again.
Your spiritual life can get so fed up – and if you don’t exercise your faith through ministry, you will get spiritually obese. Now don’t get me wrong, getting your mind fed and filled with the Word is good. Listening to preachings and having your quiet time is good. Going to church is good – and all those things are reflections on your desire to seek God.
But it’s not enough.
More to burn
Just as food is good for you so is Spiritual food. But it doesn’t stop at eating. You need to work – to do something. To exercise. You need to burn all the fats because those fats are intended for you to burn. It’s the same with your spiritual life. You gotta burn your spiritual fats in ministry. Serving others. Sharing God to the world.
There are different calibers of spiritual exercise. As for me, this blog is not enough, singing in church once in a while is not enough, teaching in a small group is not enough. I need to go out and do more. I need to burn these spiritual fats that I’ve accumulated through the years.
If you feed more, you need to do more to keep a healthy spiritual life.
Ever felt spiritually obese? Do tell in the comments section below.