Scripture is the spiritual superfood of the soul (way better for you than Chicken Soup) and the high protein, no-fat food of faith!
I read an article on ‘superfoods’, which according to the journal of all things wise and wonderful, “Wiki-pedia”, is regarded as an unscientific term without legal definition or scientific basis and thus considered a misleading marketing ploy (how’s that for a downer…though I just registered as a subscriber of superfood.com!) is also used to describe foods…
“…with high nutrient or phytochemical content that may confer health benefits, with few properties considered to be negative, such as being high in saturated fats or artificial ingredients, food additives or contaminants.” (Wiki)
The term is used generously by many health conscious patrons and nutritionists as they enthusiastically espouse the apparently innumerable benefits of consuming these catalysts of super health. Included in this alluring food group are such foods as blueberries which tops the list as a superfood, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, tomatoes, quinoa, nuts, seeds, bananas, potatoes, dark green vegetables, and fish (due to the omega-3 fatty acids which promote cognitive development.
My wife is an MS sufferer of 24 years and has become a patron of these superfoods with benefits already logged. Because of her dietary change, we have had some changes in our eating habits as well with changes for the good. So yeah, I am a superfood believer!
That covers our physical/psycho-chemical needs. What about our spiritual/soul-centered dimension. There is no better, purer, more potent food for faith than the words and Word of God. Check out these verses from the NIV about how Scripture is like food.
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. -Job 23:12
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Psalms 119:103
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. -Jeremiah 15:16
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” -Matthew 4:4
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, -1 Peter 2:2
Scripture is the spiritual superfood of the soul (way better for you than Chicken Soup) and the high protein, no-fat food of faith! Consider how you take advantage of it like food: You prepare it, you chew it, you swallow it and then let it do its work. Consider Who you dine with and dine on: the character of Jesus Christ as His life becomes the sustenance of our life in Him.
Truth is the Superfood of faith. Scripture is the pantry. Study is the kitchen of preparation. Meditation is the feasting where the meal is chewed and consumed.
We cannot mature in the faith without consuming the Word of God frequently, intentionally and prayerfully. We must ingest and digest high quality morsels in high quantity measures. We can’t afford to skip meals or skimp on the meals we partake of. Our ability to stand with confidence, run with endurance, rest in His peace, serve with patience, worship with integrity and love God and others passionately requires our feasting on the spiritual soul satisfying bounty He has already prepared and delivered among the pages of the Bible, the banquet of divine truth!
I say now’s the time to chow!