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Nourishing your soul as you nourish your body

Adapted from page 279 of Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. First edition copyright (c) 2005 by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL.

As you eat a meal today, consider incorporating this experience. 

•      Let the process of eating remind you of what it means to be nourished through God and his word.

•      As you take the food into your body, imagine God’s words going into your heart and satisfying you.

Slowly read through Psalm 23 (or whatever verses you are engaged with today) and savor it as you savor your food.  Looking for great scriptures to engage?

Psalm 23 (NLT) 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. 2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. 3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. 5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. 6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 119:103 (NLT) How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.

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