Food For The Soul

We feed the things that kill us
And starve the thing that heals us

-Erica Hodge

 

Isn’t it crazy how we eat when we aren’t hungry? Or we overeat in fear will will be hungry too soon. How about the fact that what we eat could possibly kills us?

One day while conversing with the Holy Spirit I asked him what are we really feeding?

His response hit me hard like a ton of bricks.  We as a generation (I’m talking millennials) have attempted to find ways to satisfy our flesh, whether it be by food or by deed. From sex, to pointless relationships, fast food, drugs, alcohol. We have been looking for something to fill this empty space.

 

There have been days where I have eaten and been full, but still not satisfied and it perplexed me. I would sit for a while and just look around wondering what it meant. Then I heard the Holy Spirit ask when was the last time you read your bible. I knew it had been a couple of days.

I felt ashamed, I felt embarrassed but I felt relieved all at the same time. This was the answer for many things in life. It is the reason many of us do what we do and are still NOT SATISFIED!

I needed the living word. I needed to feed my spirit instead of my flesh. We always feed the flesh, and the flesh is what kills us. While we are starving our spirits, when that is what heals us. 

I’ve gone through moments in life, before I was saved, where I just couldn’t explain the deficit I felt in my heart, in my life. I would do many things to try to fill that space, or occupy my mind so it wouldn’t drift to a place I felt I wasn’t ready to confront. There came a time when that didn’t work and everything I was trying seemed to be killing me inside.

It was like being severely dehydrated, and looking for living water. The living water that would make me thirst no more. The living water that would never run dry. I knew that this water would cost me though. It would cost me every ounce of comfortability and it has done exactly that. Yet it is worth it, because the person I have become and am becoming is someone who loves God genuinely, and I’m willing to go where he leads me. Knowing that if I ever get thirsty or feel a deficit again I know where to go.

God is waiting for us to run to him, he is itching to fill us with more of him. He is just looking for us to be ready, ready to receive all that he has.

 

Today my prayer is that you would allow God to fill every empty space in your life, I pray you would allow God into the deep dark places that need healing, and as he heals you he would fill you with is unconditional love. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be willing. I speak peace to your heart and your mind, I speak clarity and most of all, Love. I pray that God would shower you with his love until you think you have had enough and even then you would overflow.

 

In JESUS mighty name I pray, AMEN!

Chase God.

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