Soul Food: How spiritual food grows spiritual strength

Each word found in the Bible is the very heart and breath of God and is a valuable gift to you in your Christian walk. Even if you have been a believer for a long time, reading God’s Word gives you the spiritual sustenance and direction you need to grow in your relationship with the Lord.

When we don’t eat food, our physical bodies become tired and weak. In the same way, when we don’t read God’s word every day, we feel spiritually tired and weak.

In order to stay spiritually strong and to keep growing in your relationship with God, you need to “eat” His Word every day. One of the best habits I encourage you to adopt is reading your Bible daily.

The first thing I do every morning—before I shower, have breakfast, or get on my computer—is read my Bible. If you do it, you’ll gain a greater understanding of God’s Word, and things will start to come into order as you begin to experience the power of God in your life.

I hope you will make this commitment in your life and encourage others in your church to do the same.

—Robert Morris
Founding Lead Senior P
Gateway Church


Taken from the Fresh Start Bible where Pastors Robert Morris, Jimmy Evans, Jack Hayford, and other key leaders answer common questions and provide the tools for building a strong spiritual foundation. With over 500 discipleship articles and studies blended alongside the scriptures, Fresh Start Bible will help you find Gods direction for every day.

YOU CAN BEGIN this “One Year Reading Plan” anytime during the year by going to the You Version Bible app or and search PLANS for: Fresh Start Bible.

Day 1: Genesis 1–2, Psalm 1, Proverbs 1:1–7, Matthew 1

Day 2: Genesis 3–4, Psalm 2:1–6, Proverbs 1:8–9, Matthew 2

Day 3: Genesis 5–6, Psalm 2:7–12, Proverbs 1:10–19, Matthew 3

Day 4: Genesis 7–8, Psalm 3:1–4, Proverbs 1:20–23, Matthew 4

Day 5: Genesis 9–10, Psalm 3:5–8, Proverbs 1:24–27, Matthew 5:1–26

Day 6: Genesis 11–12, Psalm 4:1–5, Proverbs 1:28–33, Matthew 5:27–48

Day 7: Genesis 13–14, Psalm 4:6–8, Proverbs 2:1–5, Matthew 6:1–18


This article was extracted from Issue 5 (Spring 2021) of the AVAIL Journal. Claim your free annual subscription here.

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