Tune into What Feeds and Nourishes You
We are only as good as the goodness that fills us. In this season, that is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before, we must be intentional with our time and the things that fill our minds. We need to be “fed” first before we feed others, otherwise we will succumb to junk. We all know junk food may taste good going down, but it doesn’t keep us full for long or make us healthy in the long run.
Tuning “in” to the Spirit and being fed with sustaining fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) will provide the spiritual nutrition we need to not just survive but thrive. It’s the soul food our bodies crave, especially during times of depletion, and it will fill us up so we are able to pour ourselves out to those who need us the most.
Our wants, needs, and desires aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, neither are the responsibilities we have nor the roles we pursue. Life has a new normal and it is both unpredictable and hard to navigate. We don’t know how much longer this pandemic will last or if it will return. With the future in the hands of the One who wrote it, there is no better present than the present. Give everything you carry to God, and then see how He leads forward you in His strength.
When you’re feeling like you just can’t anymore, don’t give up, look up. Lift up your prayers and present your requests to the Lord. He will remove your anxieties while guarding your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
Release your burdens and the emotions that are weighing you down (1 Peter 5:7). Open your heart to receive perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3).
When you want to lose hope, lose yourself instead (Galatians 6:8).
And always, trust in the Lord and let Him guide the way (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Christen Fox is a blogger for Seeking Grace & Gratitude, an online ministry that encourages Christian women to live purposeful, unfiltered lives that embrace human imperfection within God's perfect design. Christen resides in Grand Rapids, MI with her husband and five children. When not “momming,” you can find Christen at a local fitness class, curled up with a book, hosting small groups and other events, cooking in her kitchen or wandering around her happy place – the farmers market. You can find her on Instagram @seekinggraceandgratitude as well as on Facebook @seekgraceandgratitude.
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