God is Nourishment…

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. Hippocrates

Meditation: Yesterday in church we heard about Jesus being the “Bread of Life”. During the sermon we shared a loaf of bread with each other and each of us drank a cup of cold water with it. It felt nourishing. Sometimes we need to experience those big spiritual words with our own senses. Sometimes we are getting tired of just “hearing”. So, it was a nice change for all of us to actually eat and drink as part of the sermon. God cares about our eating and drinking. God cares about our bodies. This thought of enjoying healthy food stayed with me all day. And so I prepared myself the healthiest and most delicious lunch for today: “Fresh spinach leaves, grilled salmon, walnuts, dried cranberries and a raspberry dressing”. If you never tried this combination before, it is “heavenly”. I am planning on taking this to work with me more often. As school will start next week and the stressors of life will pick up again, I need to be intentional about eating well and not letting go of my daily time of walking or working out. This will be my safest way to stay grounded, healthy and to enjoy life.

Prayer: God, Bread and Water of Life, we are grateful that You want to provide us with nourishment for our body, mind and spirit. Help us become more in tune with You, so that we not only give energy to our minds, but that we also care gently for our bodies and our spirit. Thank You for tasting so delicious! Amen

You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. Matthew 5:6 (“The Message” translation)