Active members who are suffering from malnutrition

By: Lisa Wilmore

My brothers and sisters in Christ, It is indeed a blessing to be a part of the family of God. It is a privilege and honor to be able to share with you what God has given me. I must find myself obedient to his will and convey to you what he is conveying to me. Lord, please speak to me and others through this message. So many of us are consistently trekking our way to church on Sunday mornings and ritualistically doing the same thing at the same time. We have become “habitual church goers” and not “habitual bible studiers”. Please don’t misinterpret the message and think for a moment that “church going” is not a necessity. Assembling ourselves together is a requirement and commanded through his word (Hebrews 10:25a). However, God not only wants our worship on Sunday morning, but he wants our time and attention in studying his holy word, the bible. It is outstanding that our churches are offering christian education to members, but it is the least attended out of all the activities open for us during the week. We fill ourselves up with football and basketball games, our favorite television shows, “eating out” at restaurants and many other distractions presented to entice us away from studying and spending time with God. Well, my friends, this has caused many members of the body of Christ to suffer from malnutrition. What do you mean malnutrition? It is simply not absorbing the right kind of food to keep you healthy. Are you in-taking God’s food in order to stay spiritually healthy so that you can fight the wiles of the enemy? Listen, you cannot activate strength, if you are not eating properly-that is consuming the word of God. Christian education such as Sunday school, bible class, and workshops is designed and instituted to help with our malnutrition issues. However, we must take advantage of these opportunities to learn and study his way and his will for us. Not only do we need to be great attendees, but also our children. The Psalmist wrote, “For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should teach them to their children, that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments (Psalm 78:5-7 KJV). One does not have to suffer from malnutrition. Eat his word!