The same is true in regard to walking in the Kingdom of God. Just as people get obsessed with "what they eat" for their body - and how they work out ... I get obsessed with my focus on Jesus. He is with me. He is here with me right now, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He wants to speak and share His heart, and touch my life and the lives of those around me, every day ... every moment. The more I exercise this, the more I see... the more my spiritual muscles become strengthened to see God empowered and intervening in the world around me.
That is why reading the Word of God is important... and how worship music renews my soul... and why spending time focusing on Jesus brings more peace and joy to my heart. I feel better when I do these things. AND, I love it when the miraculous realm of heaven invades my world - or the lives of those around me - as Jesus touches all of our lives with His love and miraculous healing strength, in a precious holy moment of His divine intervention.
There is a spiritual diet in what you take in to your soul and spirit - what you take in through your eyes and through your ears. And, the funny thing is, a lot of our modern movies show how MANY people are hungering for spiritual things to be in their life as well, but simply don't know where or how to get their hunger fulfilled. Recent blockbuster hits like Star Wars (with Jedi powers) and Heroes, shows there is a dream within many to accomplish things beyond our natural means ... but sadly, few have come to Jesus and the Kingdom of God to have that hunger fulfilled.
There is a God-given dream inside of you, that is just waiting to be born - a gifting that would make an impact and effect the world around you - but like eating cake gives our natural senses a "quick fix" of satisfaction instead of the long-term health of going "vegan" ... we make moral and spiritual choices that tear us down, instead of building us up.
Oftentimes, a person doesn't want to be told, "Going on a diet would do you good" (we get angry and upset, "How dare you tell me that! Who are you to judge me like that?"), even though the person is sharing an observation out of love and concern for your life.
That is why: You have to come to the conviction of "why" this is good for you - and "why" the sacrifice of time and effort to grow in this, is really worth it for you - if the change is ever going to happen.
Please know: God is not upset in regard to this process of personal discovery. But rather, like a loving parent, He is patiently and eagerly awaiting the moment when we will come to our senses and choose to feast on His Word and His love ... and lavishly enjoy the blessings of the Kingdom of God that will truly satisfy and make us strong.
This is the spiritual version of our journey to becoming "Crossfit."