The Spiritual Immune System, part 3/4

The Spiritual Immune System, part 3/4

spiritual nutrition

Do you have a strong spiritual immune system? Are you robust in spiritual health? How do you maintain it? How can you boost your own spiritual immune system? Let’s continue our journey towards healthy spiritual immune system.

In the first part of the series I presented a formula for spiritual health. We need to have a healthy diet and a good balance of exercise and rest. All that together equals as the spiritual immune system.

God (the Spiritual Immune System) : Father(Rest) + Son(Nutrition)+ Holy Spirit(Exercise)

[The second part of the series was about the Father/Rest in the equation. This third part of the series is about the Son/Nutrition. The fourth part of the series is going to be about the Holy Spirit/exercise.]

We need spiritual food in order to be spiritually alive and healthy. Spiritual hunger is as bad for us as physical hunger. The right spiritual nutrition means both getting healthy nutrition (Bible reading, prayer, fellowship with believers etc) and avoiding the junk food (the Hollywood way of life or any other intruding way of thinking).

Jesus is our best lead how to get healthy nutrition. He exemplified prayerful living. But Jesus was not just a teacher, he also restored our connection to God and leads the way to eternal life!

Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:35-40, NIV,*)

Jesus is not just giving the bread of life.
Jesus is the bread of life.
Jesus is our best nutrition!

When we believe in Jesus we will never go hungry. When we believe in Jesus, we will have eternal life. That’s some bread, all right! It has all the ingredients we need: all necessary vitamins and minerals, plenty of fiber and it is rich in taste. Everything we need and desire for food!

Jesus provides us the best possible spiritual nutrition to be forever sustained, revived and blessed. If we abide in him we will never go hungry. If we abide in him our lives are restored. If we abide in him we will live forever. God is indeed our best spiritual immune system!


Gracious God,
Guide us to seek for healthy nutrition.
Protect us from spiritual junk food.
Thank you for the Bread of Life!
Thank you for Jesus!
Thank you for salvation!
Teach us how to completely abide in you.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: Does spiritual nutrition matter?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you abide in Jesus!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

I always appreciate if you help sharing the blog posts with your friends & followers. So that everyone might know the love of God, receive the grace of Christ, and live in the presence of the Holy Spirit! Thank you! BLESSINGS!

Image courtesy of Charity Parker. This post is refurbished from 2010. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Hear it on Sunday, use it on Monday, Playdates with God, and counting blessings with Ann Voskamp:  #1094 Jesus himself is our best nutrition.

4 thoughts on “The Spiritual Immune System, part 3/4

  1. I have RA and therefore a weakened or “broken” immune system, Mari-Anna. So this metaphor makes so much sense to me. We all need ways of building up our spiritual immunity! Amen! Thanks for this thought-provoking word, my friend!

  2. Mari-Anna, I love how you’ve elaborated on the concept of Jesus as the bread of life. How He longs to feed us with good, nourishing food, if only we’ll sit down at the table and feast. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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