Christians often quote the Scripture that says to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he won't depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). However, we don't always like to acknowledge that you must have self-discipline or self-control, which is a characteristic of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, in order to stay the course of righteousness that you were taught to follow as a child. Nevertheless, the Bible says to draw near to God and He will draw near to you (James 4:8). It also tells us to, "work out your own salvation" (Philippians 2:12).
As a child, you were probably educated in the fundamentals of Christianity as your parents made Christ the bedrock on which your life is built. Accordingly, you were fed spiritual milk and moved on to Christian baby food. As an adult, you should be feeding yourself solid Christian food by actively seeking God on a daily basis. This is the equivalent of drawing near to Him. It's humbly accepting that without Him, you can do nothing, especially when it comes to walking the path of righteousness.
As you feast on the meat and potatoes of Christianity, the Holy Spirit should claim more territory in your life as you mature, and the sinful nature should be less evident. Learning to eat for God's glory is evidence of spiritual maturity. It's recognition that God is Lord over EVERY aspect of your life! It's also a part of your daily worship because Jesus said, "He who loves Me obeys My commands" (John 14:21). Love is synonymous with adoration, devotion, reverence, and WORSHIP. Consequently, out of a heart which loves and worships your Lord, like Paul, you must continue the godly training that began in your youth by disciplining your body and bringing it under subjection both physically and spiritually (1 Corinthians 9:27) in obedience to Christ when you realize that "your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whose you are. You are not your own. You were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body and your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
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Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.