In my ministry to people: brand new Christians, recovering addicts, seasoned church goers and those who are nominal Christians, the only real success I have found in people to conform themselves to Christ and grow deeper in Christ are those who first can self-feed, and those also commit to self feeding.   The main purpose of the church is not to feed you.  maybe for a short time when you first come to Christ to get you started, but every Christian needs to practice, develop and pour into being able to pick up a Bible, read it, hear God and be fed from it.  And devote themselves daily to a time of prayer.  

Many people view the church as a giant nipple where they come and suck and feed from it.  A mother breast feeds her child for 8 months to a year.  There is a trend to go longer, but breast feeding for 4 years? 10 years?, if she does it for 15 years they are both going to jail!  The child needs to learn to feed themselves to grow up healthy and mature. Yet so many Christians are latched on to a church like a breast with the mindset of a consumer child coming to feed.  Unfortunately some churches and pastors instill that mindset in their parishioners.   

You want to see a real change, a real miracle in you life:

Get up Sunday morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Get up Monday morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Get up Tuesday morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Get up Wednesday morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Get up Thursday morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Get up Friday morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Saturday morning you could sleep in, but you get up in the morning and read your bible and pray for 30-60 minutes

Wether it is morning, afternoon, evening, if you dedicate yourself and commit your self to doing this, at the end of a month, 3 months, 6 months, you will see a real change, I would say a real miracle, a change in your life only God can do.  The miracle comes only from God, but only you can decide if you are willing to pay the price of prayer and Scripture reading to receive it. 

Link to today's Day 21 challenge:  Day 21: Self-feeding Overview

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