How often do you eat? Typically, people eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, now there are all types of diets that suggest you eat more often, such as three meals and two snacks a day or six small fuelings a day, and so on. Suffice it to say, most people eat multiple times a day.
What if you only ate once a week? How would that impact your health? Would you be mentally sharp eating only once a week? Would you be able to recall information and make level headed decisions? What about your physical stamina? Would you be able to endure things day in and day out by only feeding yourself once a week?
I think we’d all agree that eating once a week wouldn’t just weaken your mind and body, but it would harm you. It could cause actual damage to you.
If we all recognize the need to feed ourselves not only daily, but several times a day, then why do we think we can only feed our spirit once a week and thrive?
Hebrews 10:25 says,
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another– and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Going to church each week is important, but if that is all you’re doing to strengthen your faith and deepen your relationship with Jesus, then you’re going to starve your spirit.
Haviah Cunnington equates the pastor of a church to an executive chef. He feeds you a dynamic meal once a week, but you need to eat daily to survive. You have to cook and feed yourself. Some are more experienced cooks than others, but we are all capable of feeding ourselves something. The more we do it, the more capable we become.
In John 6:48, Jesus said,
I am the bread of life.”
We are intended to feast on Him daily. Even Jesus, when He walked the earth, met with the Father very early in the morning to feed Himself [Mark 1:35]. So why do we think we could possibly survive off of a weekly feeding?
Are you hungry? You might not be feeding yourself enough. If your body needs anywhere from 3-6 feedings a day, don’t think your spirit will thrive, or even survive, on being fed once a week. Grab your Bible and find a quiet place. It’s time to eat!