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The Bible tells us that we were not created to live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. God’s design is to communicate with us through his word. If we want to get to know God and grow spiritually, then we need to develop a daily discipline of spending time with God in his word. That’s going to take time, effort and intentionality.
Key Points from the Podcast
Spiritual growth requires the daily discipline of reading and studying the word of God.
Times of solitude can be important, but we were created to live in community.
It is by God’s design that one of the ways he communicates with his children is through his written word by revelation of the Holy Spirit.
Through studying the Bible and applying the word of God to our life we get to know God more, become more like Christ, and have an eternal impact on our world.
The word of God gives you a lens through which to view the world, understand yourself and others, and deal with the inevitable difficulties of life.
Let the Bible be the authoritative voice in your life—not culture, social media, the news, etc.
If maintaining our physical health requires time, effort, and intentionality, then why would maintaining our spiritual health be any different?
Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast
Matthew 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
About Simon Lennox
Simon is passionate about helping others to flourish in body, mind, and spirit.
He works at Bible Study Fellowship as director of WordGo, an app for personal and group Bible study; and is a trustee of Word One to One and The Feed Trust. As a certified fitness professional, Simon also founded a missional fitness community called BreakFit.
Prior to this, Simon read theology at Oxford University, worked in impact investment at Angello, and continues to be heavily involved in local church community life.
Simon lives in Northern Ireland with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Rosie.
About Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.