Thoughts for the Week

What’s your favorite meal?

Whenever you eat food, your body takes whatever is digested and turns it into energy to use later. In other words, whatever food you eat becomes part of you.

This principle also applies in a similar way to mental, emotional, and spiritual sources of nourishment. For example, if one focuses a steady diet of encouraging, uplifting news, most likely the person will be full of joy and encouragement. Likewise, if someone focuses mostly on sad, dark, and scary things, most likely the person will feel downtrodden and full of discouragement.

Perhaps this is why God makes it clear to “[a]bove all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Prov. 4:23, NIV).

Because different places of nourishment once and a while don’t usually affect one’s health. What really determines one’s health, is where he or she goes for the main source of nutrition, whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

What do you focus on for your main source of energy? Good sources, or junk food?

Copyright 2016 by Molly Farnsley. Use by permission only.

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