Feeding the Soul

I had seen a window of opportunity to get away for a couple days to feed my soul. I presented the options to hubby. After doing some searching for options, he was concerned about cost with the many other summer expenses coming our way. He thought a few trips golfing and a Vikings game this fall for our anniversary would be enough. While those are great opportunities for time together. My soul was longing for nature, hiking and waterfalls.

I was disappointed, My soul was aching. I was tired and worn out. Hubby was going to have opportunities this summer to refresh and I was jealous. I couldn’t find another time to rest and recover. Feeding the soul seemed like something that would have to be put off for some time, and I longed or a hiking trail.

Then in his usual spontaneous way, he asks if I can take tomorrow off of work. We would only be gone one night, but we could go to the north shore of Minnesota. We could hike. I could take pictures and soak in God’s beauty. So, we went and climbed, ventured out on rocky ledges, and rested along the harbor of Duluth watching a ship come in. I instantly felt refreshed and reconnected to God. My soul was fed.

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-10 MSG).

We all have different ways of feeding the soul. Maybe your way of feeding your soul is through art, sports, reading, prayer, writing. The list is endless. What matters is that we feed our souls. We need to make time for the things that connect us with our Creator. We need to listen to our bodies when it tells us it’s hungry for connection and then make time to recover with God.

How do you connect with our Creator? What feeds your soul? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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