“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other way.” ~ C.S. Lewis …
It is interesting to imagine our spirits requiring fuel to run properly. We are all aware of the necessity to consume food in order for our bodies to have the nutrition and calories to sustain itself; and the need for petrol for our automobiles in order for them to function properly. Yet how often do we feed our souls? And when we do, what exactly are we feeding them?
The world may often seem like it has what we seek, but it does not. We will never find fulfillment in life without nourishing our souls. And as C.S. Lewis points out, our spirits were created to be sustained by our Creator–it is through God that we are able to function properly as spiritual beings… and that is exactly what we are.
Place your trust in God and let Him lead you in ways that are healthy and good. He knows what you want, He knows what you need, and He will guide, protect, and provide for you everything your soul requires in life.
Feed your soul.
Questions to consider:
What are some ways in which you currently feed your soul? What kind of spiritual nourishment and sustenance does this provide?
Can your soul find fulfillment and purpose without Him? Why?
Why might it be difficult to place our trust in God and in life? How can we entrust our spiritual well-being to our Creator?
For further thought:
“Remember always that there are two things which are more utterly incompatible even than oil and water, and these two are trust and worry. Can you call it trust, when you have given the saving and keeping of your soul into the hands of God, if day after day you are spending hours of anxious thought and questionings about the matter? When people really trust anything, they cease to worry about the thing they have trusted.” ~ Hannah Whitall Smith