Thursday, November 3, 2011

Need a metabolism boost?

Continuing from last post... how can we let the word dwell in us richly?

In the supplemental reading it mentions that we need to have a proper metabolism in order to digest the word and have the word become rich to us. This prompted me to look up ways to boost one's physical metabolism in order to get ideas of how one could boost their spiritual metabolism. Here's what I found...

How to boost your metabolism:

1) Exercise
Exercising builds muscle which is more metabolically active than other cells. With more exercise, you increase your resting metabolic rate so that you burn more calories even while you aren't exercising. While physical exercise puts our physical bodies in a better condition to being metabolically active, spiritual exercise can as well. In Acts 24:16, Luke says "I also exercise... to always have a conscience without offense toward God and men." So in order to remove any barrier there may be between us and the Lord and to be in a state of having a proper metabolism to digest and assimilate His word, we need to exercise!

2) Stay Hydrated
All of the chemical reactions that occur in our body and burn calories happen in water. So even if you are the least bit dehydrated, your metabolism slows down. We can also be spiritually dehydrated. John 7:37 says "...If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink." Christ is our real drink and the only drink that satisfies man. (John 4:13) We need to continually drink Christ by calling on His name, praying to Him simple conversational prayers throughout our day and overflowing to other believers as well as enjoying others' overflow to us in order to stay hydrated!

3) Eat all day 
Though contrary to what most people interested in losing weight by boosting their metabolism would think, it is recommended to eat small frequent meals all throughout the day. This keeps your metabolism running non-stop and prevents you from overeating after starving yourself for too long. Similarly we can eat Christ all day long! To eat Christ is just to enjoy Him! In John 6:51, the Lord says, "I am the living bread..." We can eat Him anytime and anywhere! We shouldn't limit our eating to once of day and definitely not to just once a week. If we were to physically eat a meal just once a week, how miserable we would be! So frequent, continual eating of Christ all day long by enjoying Him in the word, through prayer or even through praying or singing the word will boost your metabolism.

4) Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. This is because it jump starts your metabolism. Likewise, having a morning time with the Lord is crucial for maintaining a proper spiritual metabolism. As the Lord practices in Mark 1:35, "rising very early in the morning... He prayed," we can jump start our metabolism of enjoying the Lord by coming to Him in the morning to enjoy His name, His word and our spirit!


  1. This is great. Another verse for spiritual exercise is 1 Timothy 4:7-8. "But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things..."

  2. Hi Danielle! I really enjoyed this post! I borrowed some of it (Point 3) for the young people's meeting in Sugar Land. Oh how we need to come to the Word to eat Christ all day long! In your car, in your classroom, in the streets, in the hallways, during lunch, afterschool, after work...oh man :)

  3. That's an awesome verse! Thanks for sharing :)

    haha that's right :) we can come to the Word to eat Christ all day long at anytime and anywhere!

  4. i love this post, it is so awesome how all these things related to boosting our metabolism are related to our spiritual pursuit of the Lord. I'm benefiting so much from reading your blog!

    We can Eat the Word and boost our spiritual metabolism! In the morning and ALL DAY