Soul Food

SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2020      |      How should we feed our souls? It is well-known that without proper nourishment, our physical bodies will suffer. We have some understanding of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients needed to keep ourselves strong, energetic, and healthy. But, how should we nourish our souls? 

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst’” (John 6:35 ESV). Our spiritual diet begins with inviting Jesus to live in our hearts and coming to Him daily in prayer. Another vital part of spiritual nutrition includes daily consumption of His words in the Bible: “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart…” (Jeremiah 15:16 ESV). Savor each word. The final aspect involves throwing out the junk food: “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:1-2 NIV). 

With a balanced diet of prayer, study, and a pure heart, your soul will be well-nourished.

Soul Food

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you….

–John 6:27 NIV

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you….

–John 6:27 NIV

How should we feed our souls? It is well-known that without proper nourishment, our physical bodies will suffer. We have some understanding of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients needed to keep ourselves strong, energetic, and healthy. But, how should we nourish our souls? 

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst’” (John 6:35 ESV). Our spiritual diet begins with inviting Jesus to live in our hearts and coming to Him daily in prayer. Another vital part of spiritual nutrition includes daily consumption of His words in the Bible: “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart…” (Jeremiah 15:16 ESV). Savor each word. The final aspect involves throwing out the junk food: “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:1-2 NIV). 

With a balanced diet of prayer, study, and a pure heart, your soul will be well-nourished.

Dear Lord, nourish and strengthen my soul with Your Word.

Help me, dear Lord, to rid myself of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.

Ida Fiorella
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