Does a Body Good (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by a brother in Christ, Troy Farthing. I met Troy through his mom, Suzie who also has a great love and hunger for the Lord, which she shares on her podcast, One Love for Nurses. You can catch more of Troy’s writing about his walk of faith here.

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” – I Peter 2:2

troy-farthingI enjoy seeing passages in the Bible that further prove what takes place in the physical is a manifestation of what is taking place spiritually.

I read this and think of how God sees us as His children.  I have yet to see the day of fatherhood, but I know the place of a child. We all do.

All of us, to grow, have had to experience the phase of infancy in this lifetime.  Most of us do not remember this time in our lives. We also don’t remember the dependency we carried through that period of time.  He knows what we need, and in what pace we can handle life.  The next verse I will mention was the first in the beginning of my journey of seeking God.

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” – I Corinthians 10:13

I have realized that the Word of God is my milk.  It instructs me how to follow the Holy Spirit.  My nourishment through my spiritual infancy. As I grow, and begin to take note of my spiritual capabilities, the Word provides what I need to continue my growth.

Throughout my life, like a good parent, God has fed me while He fathers me. We truly need Him to put the bottle to our mouths sometimes.  When we need the Word of God the most, it is right there for us to reach out and drink.  Even well into the latter years of our life, He continues to feed us through our daily experiences, not just in church or sunday school.

For me, the Word of God comes through applying it day-to-day.  One hundred percent of the time, there is a solution to my problems in the Holy Bible.  That plays an important part in why I read it. The Word of God is our instruction manual.

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6 thoughts on “Does a Body Good (Guest Post)

  1. Troy – Thanks for the post. Great to see how God’s word has made such a positive difference in terms of seeking to draw closer to him, strengthening your faith and serving his purpose for your life.

    Keep in mind Paul’s encouragement of Timothy: “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and the life to come.” 1 Tim. 4:8 NLT

    In Him, Greg

  2. Loved the post! Once you become a parent so much becomes clearer on what we mean to God and how important our relationship with him is.

  3. Oh wow…In the Holy Bible app I have, the verse for today is 1 Corinthians 10:3. I bookmarked it, because it spoke volumes bout my walk with God. Reading this blog, I was astonished that the passage came up again. God is really showing up and showing out through you Troy and I’m reading it loud and clear about what God wants me to do. My faithfulness and yearning for God lately has rewarded me tremendously. I’m about to go full-time at a job I love, saving money for some wheels and place of my own. I long for His ever-loving presence to flow through me and I read the Bible every day to soak up in His word and give me the guidance that I long for. Thanks Troy for your obedience in Christ Almighty 🙂

  4. Well said and so true. We all need to be fed its what sustains us- Thank you Father above for providing even when we can’t see it.

  5. Thanks for the positive feedback. I can tell the difference when I don’t read as often as I should, and I feel spiritually sluggish. It is important for us to “eat” good, healthy spiritual food, because I can sure tell the difference when I’m not!
    It has definitely become a necessity for me.