Spiritual Food

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow evil men's advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. But they delight in doing everything God wants them to, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him more closely.

They are like trees along a river bank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper. Psalm 1: 1-3 (TLB)

Zoltan Sziigyi is from Budapest, Hungary. Zoltan always considered reading to be spiritual food and a daily treat. Early in his life it became not only a treat but a tool to build up his inner strength. He nurtured his soul by starting his day reading the wisdom of great artists and thinkers. It was a way to steel himself for his everyday challenges. He'd leave for school with deep calmness; but then as the day progressed and challenges arose, it was difficult to implement the lessons of his daily reading.

At the time Zoltan didn't realize that he could not find answers to "how" questions - like how to live, how to endure, and how to act - with wisdom, philosophy, tradition, art, and science alone. He needed the comfort that faith brings.

When Zoltan got to know the living God as a young adult, he finally understood. Before, he had regarded the Bible as an excellent collection of writings. But through faith in God, it opened up before him. He has made daily Bible reading a practice for about 30 years now with joy every morning. The word of God, which helps us find real answers to the "how" questions and gives real strength, is our daily spiritual food.

I can personally testify that if you will take the time to read the Bible every day, it will change your life. It certainly has changed mine.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, come into our hearts and nurture us with wisdom and strength. Encourage us to read the Bible every day, in Jesus' name, amen.

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