Eating like the Lord: The Jesus diet.

Let us do some basic biology and nutrition:
'The human body needs food to grow from the moment it is conceived in the womb. Good food nurtures the body and facilitates the growth of the human body from the embryonic stage to adulthood. And even when the physical growth of the body stops, the human body still needs to eat food for body maintenance.

Therefore without natural food, it is not possible for a human to grow.

The same analogy can be applied to our spiritual growth.

When we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord, we become new creatures as newborns. As we enter the new life, we are supposed to grow. We are not supposed to remain spiritual babies.

So why so many Christians remain spiritual babies or growth-stagnant, even years after the day they gave their lives to Christ?

One of the reason why they remain babies or growth-stagnant is because they don't eat the right food.

In John 4:34, Jesus said: ' my food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish his work'

We can all get into a debate about what constitutes the right food or not , but we all should be clear about something: 'You either eat like Jesus or you don't'.

I eat like Jesus because I consider Him as my model. If you don't eat like Jesus, then who is your model?

Christians ,who don't eat the same diet as Jesus, don't grow. Instead of seeing growth, expansion and changes in their lives, they live in a constant repetitive circle where the years of their lives resemble to one another.

Do not be fooled: 'there are many types of food in this world. The devil has his food, the world has its own food, the human flesh has its food (in form or personal desires elevating themselves against the will of God).

The food of Jesus was not about actions only approved as good by the world. I say this because there are many things that Christians do and which are not part of God's will.

The food of Jesus consisted in 2 elements:

1. Doing the will of God:

Jesus never said that 'thinking' or intending' about the will of God was His food. He mentions the verb 'DOING'. Furthermore, Jesus food was not about doing what the world or the media Wants. He did what God wanted.

2. Finishing His work:

The second element consists in finishing God's work. There is a difference between starting and finishing. If you only focus on the starting part of the work of God, then it is likely that you will stop your growth. In order to to enhance continuous growth, we must finish God's work. We have to finish his tasks.

In Ephesians 2:8-10, Paul writes: ' For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.'

We are saved by Grace through faith. The works we do are not meant to save us. However, God has prepared good works for us to do. Simply because we are saved, it does not mean that we should now sit on our couches while billions of people are suffering in the world. There is a lot of work to do.
We do the good works of God, not because we want to be saved, but because it is what the righteous does.

A lazy Christian, who ignores the work of God for his/her life, will never grow. A lazy ministry, which ignores the work of God for its mission, will never grow.

Eat like Jesus. Go for growth.