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8th Feb 2022

What feeds your soul?

In an age of information & entertainment overload what is feeding our soul.
Many of us, particularly in the West, have more leisure time & opportunities than ever before.
In the midst of the myriad of things competing for our attention what truly enlightens our lives?
What is truly bringing us life & feeding our soul?
What truly makes us alive?


In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
John 1:4-9

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10


Jesus came to bring us the life, light & love of God.
He brings us the abundant life of heaven, the very life of God Himself.
He restores the image of God in us (Genesis 1:26-27) & through His Spirit is making us more & more like Himself (Romans 8:29).
Christ is fully committed to enabling us to fulfil the great potential that God has invested in each one of us.
He is faithful to complete the good work that He has begun in us (Philippians 1:6).
There are many things that will steal from our souls but Jesus promises us life & abundance.
Life & abundance in body, soul & spirit. Quality time spent with Jesus will truly feed our souls well.
Time & intimacy in His presence always tells & in every possible way!!

What you put into your body will provide the energy & nutrients that feed & strengthen the body.
What is not needed will be eliminated. We are what we eat & what we eat affects us for good or bad.
It is the same with the soul. Do we take appropriate care to nourish & cherish our souls?
To feed & stimulate them in the right & proper manner. Rubbish in, rubbish out. Quality in, quality out.
It is you alone that has the power of choice. What will you decide today?
In what ways will you invest for the good of your soul today?

What are some of the choices we might make as followers of Jesus to best feed our souls?
Worship, prayer, reading, studying & meditating upon the word of God.
Serving the Lord with our gifts & talents, investing in spiritual disciplines, rest (sabbath) & retreat.
Fellowshipping with the saints & sharing life & mission together.
Surely there are things in this list that make you feel more alive & nourish your soul well.
What truly makes you feel & experience the Father’s good pleasure?
Find out what it is. Enjoy it & revel in it. Repeatedly keep investing in it.


For Reflection

  • What am I consciously doing to feed & nourish my soul?
  • In what am I investing in my relationship with Christ right now?
  • Mediate upon what is currently feeding your soul.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the abundant life we have ‘In Christ’.
Thank you that You have begun & are committed to perfecting Your good work in me.
Through the power & presence of the indwelling Spirit,
Teach & train me to feed & nourish my soul well.
Help me to discover all the things that you have granted unto me to make me experience Your fulness of life.
In the mighty name of Jesus,
Amen.

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