Nourish your soul.

What I feed the most will have the most power over me. —Pastor Mike

Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-5 {MSG}

Hey there! All who are thirsty, come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway—buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money—everything’s free! Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself with only the finest. Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love. I set him up as a witness to the nations, made him a prince and leader of the nations, And now I’m doing it to you: You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of, and nations who’ve never heard of you will come running to you Because of me, your God, because The Holy of Israel has honored you.

Devotional

In the excerpt below, Pastor Mike talks to us about feeding our souls with the things that will guarantee our spiritual wellbeing by taking in God’s "life-giving, nourishing words." Rightful emotions like anger can become harmful if solely fed and left unchecked even when witnessing the wrongs in our world. Pastor Mike shares example reasons why we should be angry. But the anger itself doesn’t yield the change we need to bring justice to our world. We have to cultivate our faith in order to ground ourselves in the presence of God beyond any circumstance.

Lord, feed my soul what it needs.