Spiritual Obesity

I was listening to a message today. The pastor encouraged those listening to actually take action on what they were hearing; to take one thing away from that message.

I did …

Spiritual obesity. Ummmm … interesting concept.

Obesity is defined as: The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.

Food is our energy source, we need it to survive. But if we don’t use it, our bodies store it. And as we continue to add more, without exercising what we have… we become heavier and heavier and we become unhealthy.

The Word of God is food for our spirit. Our spiritual energy source. We need its nourishment to survive. But if we constantly feed on the Word, but never exercise what we are learning, we will become spiritually obese.

James tells us: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.(James 1:22-25)

Food for thought … Is your spirit healthy? Are you blessed in what you do?

Father, thank you for this message. Lord, I know I fall short so many times. It is so easy to hear a truth, and then simply store it up, thinking that I will use it later. Teach me Father to listen and then do. Your will Lord, not mine.

I love you Jesus.
In Your Name I Pray,

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
it’s about learning to dance in the rain!

The Choices You Make Today …
Will Affect Your Tomorrow!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 14:25:18

    Thanks for this message. I was reading Deuteronomy 32 this morning and came across this verse “But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, and scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.” Another thing to consider, is the Dead Sea, for it takes in water but doesn’t have an outlet, so it accumulates and builds sediments that ultimate kill everything. Is we constantly take in but don’t give out, we too will be spiritual obese and spiritual dead.


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