Nourishments For Life

One of the popular sayings today  is, “You are what you eat.” With my health issues, I have come to realize the truth in these words many times. I indulge in sweets and chocolates, I see my blood sugar and weight shoot up. I overeat starches and carbo, I put on the pounds and see my blood pressure going up as well. I eat junk and mu body ends up as a trash can for all that junk. I eat healthy, I become healthy and feel good.

Similarly, I have come to realize that you are what you read. Reading feeds the mind. I read inspiring literature, I see the richness of life and its possibilities. I then have something to add to my life project. I read trashy things and I mind is full of junk and becomes cluttered and confused. As a man things, so he acts. If he feeds his mind with noble things, he is capable of noble deeds. If he fills his mind with lies and misinformation, he becomes destructive and negative.

Just as we need to feed the body and the mind, we need to feed the spirit as well. Prayer is the mealtime of the soul. In the silence and solitude, my spirit finds nourishment in the words of God until they become enfleshed and real in my life. Prayers are an essential part of my day as food and reading are. These are the essential nourishments in my life.

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
~ Psalm 34

The one who comes from above is above all.
The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things.
But the one who comes from heaven is above all.
He testifies to what he has seen and heard,
but no one accepts his testimony.
Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.
For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God.
He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.
The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life,
but the wrath of God remains upon him.
John 3:31-36

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4 Responses to Nourishments For Life

  1. novaxocide says:

    You are indeed what you eat. I am a newly pescatarian. I get a lot of people saying its a mistake and I don’t believe it is? What is your take on pescatarianism?

    • From my readings, fish is considered healthier than most other meats, specially those that have a high level of fish oil. Vegans though would still considered eating fish as harming a living, breathing organism. Beyond those initial and brief comments I have not really given this a lot of thought.

      Thanks for your comment and for visiting.

  2. Yes, we are what we eat, and we are what we behold, or see! I devour the Word of God every day and I drink the Living Water of God’s holy Spirit every moment! I see with the eyes of my heart that Jesus enlightened! Thank God for God!!!! May you be blessed, healed and made whole! I send you Jesus’ Shalom!

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