You are what you eat from your head down to your feet.
Remember learning that little poem in grade school? It is true. If you eat a bunch of junk food, that tastes so good going in but the little nasty bits decide to stay and hang out for a while in a not so nice way. Those suckers come in and take up residence as unwanted bumps, tucks and rolls in various locations on your body. As you get older, those stinkers get harder and harder to evict from your being too. GGRRRRR!
I can hear you cute little skinny young things out there saying ” that’s not true! I exercise hard every single day and I look great!! I can eat anything I want!!” I hear you sugar!! Oh and honey, you do look incredible, ON THE OUTSIDE. How is your body doing on the inside? Are you running on optimal thrusters? What damage is all that fake food doing to your cells, circulatory system, your liver, yada yada yada?
“But I take the best vitamins! I use special oils! I use this amazing whatever and I am healthy!!” You can bandaid your health as much as you want and justify it to yourself however it helps you sleep at night. The truth still remains that the cleaner you eat, the better your temple for God will run.
He gave you what you need to keep your body healthy. Real food. It is the same with your soul. It needs to be fed. Don’t keep giving it just a taste of goodness and filling it up with drivel. All the “junk” you take in reading, listening to and watching just fills time in your day not in your heart. If you have time to spend watching the Kardashians, you have time for The Word of God. We need to be invested in the study of it!! Yes, we can attend church online ( or when things are better actually in a physical church) and hear The Word taught to us and that is good for our soul!! It fills us up and that is wonderful!! That is a healthy spiritual meal…but it is just the appetizer. We need to add reading a devotional, listening to worship music, maybe scroll through some ministry chick’s blog to pick up daily dose of a few spiritual vitamins.
We still need more. We need to remember, even with all these great soul snacks available to us we need to spend time with our substance, The Lord most of all. Spend time feeding your soul His Good Word. Read your Bible. Really think deeply about what is being shared with you. Ponder for a bit what you are taking in. Then talk with God. Ask Him questions. He has been waiting to spend this time with you and He wants to hear from you. Share your hurts! Praise His holy name! I promise you, He is listening.
He is what keeps your spirit healthy. He is the bread of life. He is the living water. He is your soul’s healthy food. Dive in and be nourished my friend.