There is a comment floating around on Facebook that says: if your children were named after your pregnancy cravings, what would their names be? Well, my children’s names would be ice, and, wait for it, dirt road dust! Yip, strange but true. There’s a theory that while pregnant, you crave what your body needs, or is lacking. Apparently a craving for sand or dust is because of a lack of iron or minerals.
God spoke to me after this thought. A woman has such strong cravings only when pregnant, why? Her body is busy developing a whole little person, and her body will ensure that everything is done in order to have this happen. Her body’s only objective is to have this baby grow to term, and then be born in good health. It will do whatever it takes to get there, and is single-minded and focused on this goal.
If we take care of our spiritual body with as much care as we do our physical bodies, then it would be extremely beneficial if we knew what our spiritual bodies needed, wouldn’t it? It would be great if our spiritual bodies had cravings for what they need at any given moment. Well it would appear that the best way to have your body crave what it truly needs, is to get pregnant!
We should be spiritually pregnant much more often, with a ministry, a theology, an idea or a concept. A seed that God has planted in our hearts, that He is nurturing and developing in order to birth it through you. When we are pregnant, we grow and change, and stretch, we progress in life to another level. We change and grow up and mature even more after our babies are born. We make space, and the dynamic changes and our lives are enriched.
When we are spiritually pregnant, our spirit man does everything it needs to develop this baby in order to birth it healthily. We will become single-minded in our focus and have cravings such as spending time with God, devouring His Word, learning more about Him wherever and however we can. We will grow and stretch spiritually, we will make space in our lives for the new ministry, and our lives will be forever enriched by it.
Our best way to grow spiritually is to continually fall pregnant spiritually. To continually be producing fruit. But, I want to add here, that a pregnant woman tires easily, and rests often, her body produces the baby, often while she is resting and sleeping. We need to be available to bear fruit, but not be doing it in our own strength, but from a place of rest, allowing God to do it through us. The pregnant woman isn’t shaping the baby herself, she rests and nourishes herself well, but her body is simply the vessel the baby needs in which to develop. The foetus already has everything it needs to grow and develop, mom just provides the ideal home in which it can develop.
What are you pregnant with spiritually?