Energize Your Spiritual Life

Energize Your Spiritual Life

George Müller was a fascinating and inspiring Christian.  He was a man of great faith who lived in England during the 1800s.  He cultivated his faith during decades of running an orphanage without ever asking for financial support.  He relied solely on God to provide for the many needs of the orphanage.

Mr. Müller is also the author of many inspiring books, articles, and quotes.   One of my favorite George Muller quotes is this one, “The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts…”  Miriam-Webster includes the following in the definition of the word vigor:  active, healthy, well-balanced growth; intensity of action or effect – force.  An active, healthy, and forceful spiritual life sounds wonderful to me.

This reminds me that reading my Bible should be more than a habit or an item on my daily check list; it is what draws me closer to Jesus; it is food for my soul.  Prayer and the Bible are fuel to power a Spirit-driven life.

But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.' " – Luke 4:4 (NKJV)

Psalm 119 affirms the joy that is gained through an appreciation of scripture.  This psalm reads like a love song celebrating God’s Word.

I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. – Psalm 119:16 (NKJV)

Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD— Your salvation according to Your word. – Psalm 119:41 (NKJV)

Teach me good judgment and knowledge, For I believe Your commandments. – Psalm 119:69 (NKJV)

This inspires me to seek creative ways to get more of the Bible into my life.  Beyond my daily reading, I can meditate on verses throughout the day, listen to an audio Bible when I go to sleep at night, and practice speaking the verses I have memorized out loud.  As I dig deeper into God’s word, I can look forward to a spiritual life full of energy, vigor, and a greater love for God.