. . . and then some more . . . More life. More Jesus.

Nourish Your Soul : A 31-Day Challenge

The first time I read it, my heart got excited at the prospect.

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. (Isaiah 55:1-2)

It’s God’s covenant promise to His people. Faithful God promised His children the richest of fare if we will just come. If only we will look for real food that will satisfy our souls.

The idea of soul satisfaction makes my heart jump inside. Makes my mind remember times when my soul has been nourished for real.

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Sadly, that is not always the case.

I’d be embarrassed to admit how often I forget what real food is . . . the kind Jesus offers. The kind that doesn’t just pretend to give me fuel for my dailies but that actually nourishes.

Why spend money on what is not bread and your labor on what does not satisfy?

That’s why for the 31 days of October, I am challenging myself to nourish my soul, and I would love for you to join me in the mix of it.I am convinced that a large number of people who follow Jesus Christ have forgotten their souls’ need for real food.We do our quiet times in the morning and check it off our list. We pray when we sit down for a meal, but forget the One we’re talking to. Like rote spirit words that our souls haven’t quite gotten a hold of.

So let’s remember this month. Let’s go back to the true nourishment that Jesus Christ offered when He told us to come to Him.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Everyday in the month of October, I’ll post something that will hopefully challenge us to remember where to find it . . . True food. True drink. True nourishment for our souls.
  • Come back tomorrow, and find some more words that I pray will help point you to Jesus and real soul food.
  • Join the conversation. Something you’re finding that helps your soul breathe? C’mon, you can tell us. Anything. Please. Let’s act like a community that helps each other find true food for our souls. Let’s chat in the comments. Or on Facebook if you’d rather. (Follow me on Facebook at Brianna Wasson Writer.)

I’ll get things started by asking you a question. (Hint: Here’s your chance to join the conversation!! ) Is there a verse in the Bible that makes your heart jump and helps your soul breathe? Ok, so now it’s your turn. 🙂

 

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12 Thoughts on “Nourish Your Soul : A 31-Day Challenge

  1. Jackie on October 2, 2014 at 6:46 am said:

    I go to Philippians 4: 6-7 “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” (MSG)

    I have to be INTENTIONAL about praying with what I need AND praising and LET IT GO! Then, worry can not happen and fretting isn’t even possible! That IS food for me, as it brings PEACE and ASSURANCE.

    • Jackie, this is awesome! And. Me too. 🙂 Letting prayers AND praises shape our worries into prayers — letting Him shape even our prayers, giving up control. Oh man! Love this. Thanks, friend.

  2. I know that my soul needs nourished! The Lord has really been working in my heart these past few months and healing is beginning! I have been reading in Romans and Romans 2:13 jumped at me – “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in Gods site, but it is those who OBEY the law who will be declared righteous.” My nourishment comes from being obedient!

    • So amazing, Linda, how He truly nourishes us with His Word. You know what? I’ve never really noticed this verse, but . . . how awesome is it? Thank you! Just like Jesus — nourished by doing the will of the Father. So. Cool.

  3. Danielle on October 2, 2014 at 8:35 am said:

    Proverbs 3:5-7English Standard Version (ESV)

    5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.

    6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

    7 Be not wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

    This is my life map – my daily bread :). This makes my heart jump 🙂

  4. Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” I seem to need to be renewed in strength a lot these days. I love the words of soaring like eagles, and running without growing tired… they give me hope for the day that I will actually be able to do that!!!! It sounds glorious!!

  5. My favorite verse is the one where your tears are dried and your wounds are healed. I look forward to getting fed real food Brianna. There have been more tears to dry lately.

    • Pamela, what an awesome promise! Thank you for sharing that one. I just found it… “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Rev 21:4) I can’t wait for that day, friend!! Can. not. wait. So glad you’re joining us in the soul eating. 🙂

  6. Most recently I have revisted 1 Samuel and Hannah’s story. A story of rawness, realness, surrender, trust and satisfaction… her story ALWAYS makes my heart jump and my soul breath. There is resolute assurance in the fact that God not only knows about what is going on in my life but cares about it.

  7. I like Psalm 91 being sheltered under His wings know He is for me and will go before me.

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