Every day we reach for food and drink that provide nutrition for our physical bodies. A few days may pass by choice or by force when we don’t feed our bodies, but very few of us allow even hours, let alone days, to pass without eating.
Our spiritual bodies need the same kind of attentive nurture. C.S. Lewis once said, “We are not bodies with a soul. We are souls with a body.” Just as we take care of and feed our bodies, we need to care for and feed our souls.
In reality, there are as many ways to feed our souls as there options to feed our bodies. We live in an age of technological overload. The Bible can be accessed on every electronic device in audio and digital formats. Devotional books abound; reading plans are endless. It doesn’t make sense that anyone needs another way to access God’s word.
And yet, that is what this is – another way to feed our souls in a fast-paced world that would have us ignore our spiritual health. There lies within me a desire to provide daily opportunity for others to access nutrition for the soul to grow in Christlikeness. I believe the seed to make a difference was planted in me a long time ago and for years it has lain dormant waiting for the right time to burst through the soil and spread its tiny little leaves to the Son. So, here I go.
Beginning New Years Day, I will post a daily reading that connects in some way to the weekly blog post. It might be a rather loose connection at times … like they both use words or scripture. Other times, the connection will be obvious and tight. I really don’t know yet, but I invite you to join me as I move into this new venture.
There is, quite frankly, much I do not know about how this will work. I ask you to be patient with me and these small beginnings. I invite constructive feedback so I can provide tools that are meaningful to you on this journey we call faith.
And may God bless the reading of His Word. As the prophet says in Isaiah 55:
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”Isaiah 55:10-11