Culture Shock Part 3: You Are What You Eat


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You’ve heard that “You are what you eat.” Do you know that this applies to your spiritual life? So, what did you eat today? In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares how to make sure that you are properly feeding yourself spiritually.
Food is one of the things that make up a culture.
We were created to require constant intake and that intake determines our output.
Proverbs 4:23 – “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
What you eat matters:
1. You’re full of what you feed on.
If you’re full of the world, you won’t have room for things of the spirit. If you’re full of the Spirit, you won’t be tempted by things of the world.
2. You crave what you consume.
Feeding an appetite doesn’t make it go away, it makes it grow.
3. Lack of hunger is a symptom of sickness.
If you've lost your appetite for spiritual food, you're probably spiritually sick. What you hunger for reveals your health.
4. Your quality of food determines your quality of life.
Other things may make you feel full temporarily but won’t give you what you really want or need.
What spiritual food should Christians be eating?
1. Obedience.
John 4:31-34 "Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work."
Obedience is the measure of success for a Christian.
1 Samuel 15:22-23
Christian obedience is not adherence to a set of principles, or a code of ethics, but obedience to a person. We follow the words of Jesus because we trust Him even if we don’t fully understand Him.
2. The body and blood of Jesus.
John 6:54-56
The degree that you dwell in Christ, will be the degree that you display Christ. The more you consume him, the more you will reflect Him.
Matthew 5:13
Colossians 4:6
3. God's goodness.
Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
We need to not only be familiar with WHO God is but HOW God is.
You will be tempted to doubt God’s goodness because of disappointments in this world. But pain in this world doesn’t reflect on God’s goodness, it reflects on our brokenness.
Are you eating kingdom food or the food of this world?