Growing Up

One of the greatest privileges I have been afforded in my life is the opportunity I have to serve in the ministry of Feed The Hungry. It’s an awesome ministry that has capacity and drive to bless the needy and poor. As I write this blog they are helping 122,954 children in 20 countries find a full life (visit to read more). 

The founder of the ministry was a dynamic preacher and statesmen named Lester Sumrall. A prolific minister and author, was a significant Kingdom builder alongside the Smith Wigglesworth and Howard Carters of this world.

As you enter the carpark of the ministry headquarters and church in South Bend, Indiana there is a billboard that quotes Sumrall: “feed your faith and you’ll starve your doubts to death.” 

This leads me to my primary thought and reflection today, it’s wrapped in a question: what’s feeding me? Sure, this is an exceptionally general and broad question, so let’s find a narrower narrative. 

Colossians 2:19 is where I’m headed:

‘They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.’

Notice the final part of Paul’s statement “…grows as God causes it to grow.”

Is God our primary food source? 

Often at times in our diet we need a staple, a primary source from where we gain nourishment that sustains life — health, energy, strength. 

We can talk about focus and the journey, life’s busy and schedules are bursting out from the seams, but time with God where He can cause us to grow is crucial. It’s feeding our faith by reaching for God that starves our doubts, allowing Him to move in our good and bad days and any other aspect of our living, positions us for growth. 

Growing up in God!