Do you take a daily multi-vitamin? Do you feel stronger and healthier after you take it? The truth is that rarely does one immediately feel stronger or healthier. However, knowing these vitamins and minerals are available to our body system gives one the confidence that they will be utilized as needed to keep the body healthy and functioning well. It is like a timely deposit into the bank of good health.
Then the next obvious question is “do you take a spiritual multi-vitamin each day?” What do you do to ensure that you have the resources available to your inner man, your spirit, to maintain spiritual balance and focus in challenging times? God has provided spiritual vitamins in His word. These life-giving capsules likewise may not give immediate strength, but they are sure to work effectively in times of need.
One of my favorites is found in Ephesians 3:16, “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,” This simple request assures me that God is providing that inner strength to meet the challenges of the day.
Another great one is Colossians 1:9-11, “that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.” Who doesn’t need encouragement that we have God’s power to be patient with joy and fruitful in all we do?
Have you found a good spiritual vitamin to take daily? As you read in the Word each day make a list of great “vitamin” verses and put one in a conspicuous place each day so you remember to dwell on it.