Our Portion – Meeting Our Spiritual Needs

“‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’”

─ Lamentations 3:24

On average, most humans can’t go three minutes without oxygen, three days without water, or three weeks without food. Sunlight is also vital, providing vitamin D, energy, heat and even a source of emotional inspiration.

Just as God, our Creator, provided for our basic physical needs to be met, He also made a way for our spirits to thrive. He gave us everything necessary to flourish spiritually. Jesus is our breath, living water, bread of life and the light of the world.

  • God breathed His breath – His own source of life – into Adam’s lifeless body, and at that moment, humankind became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Man became a spiritual being, unlike any other creature on the earth.
  • Jesus referenced the term living water to indicate eternal life (John 4:10). He referenced the Holy Spirit as the living water, flowing out of a heart of a believer, giving them eternal hope and life (John 7:37–39).
  • Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the soul of the believer is nourished just like bread provides sustenance to the physical body (John 6:35).
  • As the light of the world, Jesus is a beacon of hope shining God’s presence, protection and guidance into the heart of everyone who will follows Him (John 8:12).

We are positioned to thrive spiritually! There is hope in knowing the Lord is our portion and supplying our needs.

Today’s One Thing

Make a mental checklist today and examine your spiritual walk. Then make it a priority to see that you are doing your part to allow God to meet your spiritual needs.


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