What are you feeding your faith? If your faith is going to work for you when you need it, then it must be well-fed and ready at all times. Now consider your physical body; if you expect it to work and do what you want, you must feed it, right? If you starve your body, it will get weaker and weaker each passing day, until you can’t even get out of bed and walk anymore. Of course, most people don’t starve their body, in fact, many are grossly overweight. They make sure they get plenty to eat. And if they fed their faith as much as they feed their body, they would be spiritual giants.

But the truth of the matter is, most people feed their body three or more meals a day, while perhaps feeding their spiritual man one skimpy cold meal a week, or maybe not even that much. Try doing that to your body, and you’ll quickly find out your body won’t respond as you’d like it to. Your spiritual man, that is your faith, needs regular nourishment from the Word of God. Now I’m not talking about reading ABOUT the Word of God from so-and-so’s commentary, or even mine, but getting your nourishment straight from the source, the Holy Bible. How much time do you spend each day reading the Word of God? Is it enough that your faith man is ready to whip your Goliath? Or are you looking for a place to hide?

How can you hope to build strong, powerful faith that moves every mountain out of your way if you aren’t nourishing it? When the devil comes along with his lies and threats, symptoms of sickness, and various troubles, what defense do you have against him? If you’ve been feeding your faith daily from the Word of God, then your faith is ready to do battle for you day or night. But if you’re giving the Word of God little or no place in your daily life, then your faith will be weak and ineffective. And you’ll be running to God in fear, hoping to overdose on the Word so you can build your faith up, but face it, scared prayers are not much better than no prayers.

Another thing: you can spend every day eating junk food, and it may not happen right away, but sooner or later your body will suffer for it. Likewise, you can feed your spirit man “junk food”, bad TV shows, hanging out in places you ought not be, talking trash and fear and doubt, and sooner or later, mostly SOONER, your spirit man is ready to lay down and give up. Then when the devil comes, you’re no match for him and you’re a goner, either succumbing to sickness, or depression and worry, or both.

This is no time to be starving your faith! We are living in perilous times, and the devil knows his time is short, and he isn’t wasting it on taking a vacation. No, he is doubling down on afflicting God’s children. It is written in 1 Peter 5:8-9, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

But if you’re starving your faith, don’t expect it to be much help when you need it. Stuff your faith with generous helpings of God’s Word every day so it’s ready to work for you. It is written in James 4:7, Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. You see, there’s an order to things in God’s Kingdom. You must first submit yourself therefore to God. He says in 2 Timothy 2:15, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Why study? Because you need to feed your faith. Resist the devil according to God’s Word, in the way HE says to do it, not out of your own flesh, but in the authority of God’s Word. Now imagine going to a gas station and finding a credit card on the ground. It’s a valid card and it can buy your gas, but you don’t have the authority to use it. The Word of God is like that, it’s all powerful, but if you don’t have the authority to use it, you’d best leave it alone. You get that authority to use His Word through a daily relationship with Him through Christ Jesus. That means, through your relationship with Christ Jesus that is maintained by daily study and prayer, when you resist the devil, HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU! You see, that’s one of the benefits that King David wrote about when He was saying in Psalm 103:2, where He said, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His BENEFITS….”

So if you aren’t feeding your faith generous portions of God’s Word daily, you need to start feeding that skinny thing and fatten it up so your faith is ready to overcome in any circumstance. Don’t be one of those 99 pound faith weaklings! Bulk up your faith and be an OVERCOMER! Don’t be a victim, be a VICTOR!