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9th Feb 2022


What feeds your soul?

Each one of us finds the time & resources to invest in the things that are most important to us.
Is what we are investing in & spending our time upon truly feeding our souls?
Jesus is the ONE who truly makes us alive. He restores & replenishes like no other.
Time with Him not only nourishes but satisfies & satiates our souls (Jeremiah 31:12, 25).
His love, light & life are freely available & never ever run dry.


“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
3 Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
The sure mercies of David. Isaiah 55:1-3 NKJV


Jesus invites us to abundant life – the very life of God Himself (John 10:10).
He feeds & waters our souls until they delight in His abundance – SO GOOD.
ln inclining our hearts & lives to Him we find true life & partake of the food & drink of eternal, everlasting life.
May we respond rightly to His invitation & keep our hearts inclined to Him.
Time & intimacy in His presence always tells & in every possible way!

We were made in God’s image & we were made for both purpose & pleasure.
The original mandate to mankind in Eden involved both purpose & pleasure (Genesis 1:26-31 ruling & reproducing).
Do we know our true purpose in God & do we know the things that give us pleasure whilst also bringing pleasure to the Father’s heart?
It is important we know both so that we can invest wisely & devote time & energy to what pleases God.
In doing so we will avoid the temptation to invest in illicit pleasures or pursuits.
Feeding our souls well means making constant wise & Godly choices.

It is about making choices about what we will do alongside choices about what we will not do.
Adopting & walking the Godly route as well as resisting temptation.
Each one of us will be sorely tempted but God will always be ready to rescue us with a means of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13).
The choices & investments we make either enlarge us or entrap us. They water us or they weaken us!!
We choose life & enlargement or we embrace death & diminishment.
One path & one person truly feeds our souls whilst so many other paths are constantly seeking to steal from us with the intent being death & destruction (John 10:10).
Choose life, choose Christ (Deuteronomy 30:19; John 6:47,11:25).


For Reflection:

  • What do I do that enables me to feel & experience God’s pleasure?
  • Do the people & pursuits I invest in enlarge or entrap me?
  • Meditate upon your priorities in life right now & the power of choice.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the abundant & everlasting life we have ‘In Christ’.
Thank you that You satisfy & satiate my soul.
Through the power & presence of Your indwelling Spirit,
Give me the strength & desire to keep making those wise choices that constantly feed & nourish my soul,
Help me to discover & deeply invest in the purposes & pleasures you have especially made me for.
In the mighty name of Jesus,
Amen.

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